Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar today released the teaser poster of “Sachin: A Billion Dreams”, his upcoming biopic. Sachin, 42, is making his acting debut with the movie, which has been directed by award-winning British director James Erskine. 

The poster shows Sachin walking on the field carrying his bat and with pads on. “55 Days of training. One pair of trousers. The Sachin story,” reads the caption on the poster. The film’s teaser will be out on April 14.

 Taking to Twitter to share the first look of the film, Sachin wrote,

The look was also shared by the official Twitter handle of the movie. “The journey has begun. Presenting the teaser poster of #SachinTheFilm. Get ready for #SRTteaseron14thApril at 1 PM.”

 A Mumbai-based production company 200NotOut has helmed the movie. The retired batsman, who played an astonishing 200 Tests and scored 100 centuries across all three formats of the game, retired in 2013. He scored 34,357 runs played in the 664 international matches that he played. Awarded India’s highest civilian honour — the Bharat Ratna — last year, Tendulkar is a sitting Rajya Sabha MP.

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