New Delhi: June 22, 2012
Known as a person of few words whose cricketing bat does all the talking, Sachin Tendulkar said that he would not indulge in shouting in the Rajya Sabha as he would make his point across in a polite way.
Tendulkar, who recently took oath as a Rajya Sabha member, said that he would express his views politely and not indulge in shouting to make his point, a practice adopted by many parliamentarians these days.
"No I don't think I need to shout and I hope, you know, that no one will make me shout. Why should one be shouting? You can politely put your point across and say whatever you have to, and then, whatever happens, happens," Tendulkar said.
The batting great was recently nominated to the Rajya Sabha for his achievement in cricket.
Tendulkar is the first cricketer to enter parliament while still playing the game.
Tendulkar and Azharuddin are both former India captains. While Azharuddin is in the Congress, Sidhu and Azad are from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
Former India opener Chetan Chauhan was twice elected to the Lok Sabha from Amroha on BJP ticket.
Among the cricketers who contested elections but lost are Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi and Manoj Prabhakar.