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Old 11th October 2017, 18:52   #1
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Realising the need of a thread for athletes who are NOT cricketers, here's a start, courtesy Saina Nehwal.

Picture and video of test drive shared on Instagram. Still "planning" though.

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Saina has previously been awarded cars such as BMW 3-series and Hyundai Creta Anniversary Edition for her achievements.

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Dipa Karmakar returned the X1 she got and bought an Elantra instead - related thread (Olympian Dipa Karmakar may return BMW gifted to her).

Sachin had originally gifted the BMWs - news.

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Saina Nehwal.

Picture and video of test drive shared on Instagram
I have a feeling Jaguar has something to do with this social media promotion.
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I have a feeling Jaguar has something to do with this social media promotion.
A big fat discount on the car is on the invoice for sure. It's a marketing barter or they maybe are gifting her this very test drive car.
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Here is a picture of Baichung Bhutia with his Q5
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Ace Badminton player Kidambi Srikanth had been gifted a Mahindra TUV300 not too long ago by Anand Mahindra.

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He now seems to have a Thar too!

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I think Mahindra has had a tradition of gifting sportspersons cars. Here's an image from 2012 when Mary Kom was gifted a Mahindra Bolero.

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Standard 2000 of PT Usha. Surprisingly this is the only image Google shows. There is no picture of her with the car.
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There is no picture of her with the car.
Here you go. Car was awarded to her by the Kerala government:
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Sachin had originally gifted the BMWs - news.
Slightly off topic, but Chamundeswaranath was the one who gifted the cars, Sachin Tendulkar handed over the keys in the ceremony.

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Here you go. Car was awarded to her by the Kerala government:
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the cars in both the pics are different
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Abhinav Bindra, India's only individual olympic gold medalist (still) was presented with an Volvo S80 in 2008. Volvo Cars was only an year old in India at that time.

Would be interesting to know if he held onto this rare one.

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Indian football captain Sunil Chhetri's A6 and Continental GT

Badminton players Jwala Gutta's BMW and Merc. Ashwini Ponnappa's Audi A6

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PV Sindhu, Dipa Karmarkar, and Sakshi Malik were gifted BMWs for their performance at the Rio Olympics.
In addition to the above PV Sindhu was also gifted a Datsun Redi-GO Sport.
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Until few years ago Saina Nehwal was living within my neighborhood and she used to drive BMW X6.
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Ashwini Ponnappa's Audi A6

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That looks like an Audi A3 to me.
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Until few years ago Saina Nehwal was living within my neighborhood and she used to drive BMW X6.
Saina Nehwal received BMW from Sachin for winning a bronze medal at the London Olympics 2012.



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