A new business venture and imparting batting tips to son Arjun are two things that Sachin Tendulkar is currently focussing on before he starts concentrating on the upcoming England series.
The cricketer, who is in London with wife Anjali and children Arjun and Sara, has been regularly visiting the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) cricket academy to coach his 11-year-old son and passing on tips to other people using the indoor nets.
An honorary life member of the club, Tendulkar, who has been staying at a property he owns near the Lord's, has been visiting the academy here for the past few days. "He (Tendulkar) has been a regular visitor at the Lord's in recent weeks," an MCC spokesman was quoted as saying in Sunday Telegraph.
And when he is not coaching Arjun, Tendulkar is devoting time to his new business venture in Winchester, about 100 km from London.
It's about cricket-themed entertainment centres where one will be able to bat against an image of Tendulkar (or other, better international bowlers) that runs in and delivers a semi-hard ball at you; or bowl against an image of him that deals with your delivery after calculating the trajectory and rotations of the delivery.
Tendulkar, who will be aiming for his 100th international century when India take on England at the Lord's Test, is expected to start training from this week for the four-match Test series.