Wednesday, November 9, 2011
The Big Question: Does Sachin deserve the Bharat Ratna?
Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar added another feather to his illustrious cap yesterday when he blew past 15,000 Test runs. He already holds the record for most number of Test centuries, the most number of runs in ODIs and the most of number of ODI centuries. Add to that, the only batsman in the world with an ODI double century, and one begins to wonder whether there is anything Tendulkar can’t do. After winning almost every accolade in the book, there is one recognition that still eludes him - the Bharat Ratna – India’s highest Indian civilian honor. And that’s not because he not worthy; the rules simply don’t allow for it. Sport as a category doesn’t exist when an individual is considered for the Bharat Ratna. The only way to bestow the Bharat Ratna on Sachin is by tweaking the rules. Considering Sachin’s contribution to the nation, the question is not if, but when.
Does Sachin deserve the Bharat Ratna?
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