Legendary cricketer and former Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar advised a woman riding pillion on a motorcycle in Thiruvananthapuram, asking her to wear a helmet.
In a video uploaded by the star on his Facebook page, which has gone viral, Tendulkar is seen asking the young couple to make wearing helmets a habit. Stopping his car, Tendulkar tells the woman "Wear helmet at the back also. Why should only rider be wearing a helmet? You should also be wearing helmet. You can get injured."
In a tweet, he said, "Rider or pillion, both lives matterequally. Please, please make wearing helmets a habit. Just my opinion #HelmetDaalo#RoadSafety".
The sports personality was seen travelling in a car onthe Pettah-Chaka road in the state capital. The cricketer was also trolled on 'Instagram', a social media platform, for not wearing a seat belt. Another follower said, "Please attend parliament sessions."
With PTI inputs