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India’s ace cueist Aditya Mehta has welcomed the move to award Bharat Ratna to cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar. In an exclusive chat with NNIS Sports the world games gold medalist feels Sachin has opened the door for other sportspersons to receive India’s highest civilian honour.
Welcoming the move, the legendary athlete Milkha Singh said the just-retired cricketer deserved the honour as he has been a role model of the youth in the county, a few days ago, reported PTI.
Milkha said that despite being such a phenomenally successful cricketer, Tendulkar remained grounded as a man of immense humility and that sets him apart from other great sportspersons.
“He [Tendulkar] has been a role model. I have met Sachin Tendulkar several times and whenever I see him, I was amazed at his humility. Despite his immense success as a sportsperson, he remained grounded. His success did not go into his head. That sets him apart (from other successful sportspersons),” Milkha, who missed out of on a bronze in the 400m race in 1960 Rome Olympics by a whisker, said.
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