WoW.What a perfect end for 24 years career …The beloved son of Indian soil Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar , who on Saturday from International cricket , is to be honoured with the highest civilian award in the country, the Bharat Ratna.
The 40-year-old icon, who called time on his glittering international career today, was chosen for the top award soon after his farewell Test against the West Indies ended in Mumbai.
Sachin Tendulkar who is retiring from Cricket will be conferred with Bharat Ratna, according to a press release on Saturday by the Prime Minister’s Office.
Bharat Ratna is India’s highest civilian award, conferred for performance of highest order in any field of human endeavour.The honour has been conferred on 41 people till date.
The living recipients include former president APJ Abdul Kalam (1997) and economist Amartya Sen (1999).The only foreign recipient of the award was Nelson Mandela (1990).
The Indian government informed in a press release, “Sachin Tendulkar is undoubtedly an outstanding cricketer – a living legend who has inspired millions across the globe.During the last 24 years, since the young age of 16 years, Sri Tendulkar has played cricket across the world and won laurels for our country.
He has been a true ambassador of India in the world of sports.His achievements in cricket are unparalleled, the records set by him unmatched, and the spirit of sportsmanship displayed by him exemplary.That he has been honoured with several awards is testimony to his extraordinary brilliance as a sportsman.”
Tendulkar will be the first sportsperson to be honoured with the award.telugustop.com salutes Sachin Tendulkar for his uncountable achievements.