Bharat Ratna Sachin Tendulkar becomes the ‘Tiger Ambassador’ for Maharashtra

India’s national animal, the black stripped tiger is an endangered species. Legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar has influenced million of minds and hearts across the country and is well capable of driving enormous attention of masses towards any sensitive topic in the society. Keeping in mind the depleting number of tigers in the society, Tendulkar became the ‘Tiger Ambassador’ for his home state Maharashtra. India at present has 2,226 tigers across the country. The number has gone up significantly up from 1,706 in 2010. [Also Read: Maharashtra want Sachin Tendulkar and Amitabh Bacchan to head special mission]

Tendulkar was the one who showed immense concern towards this issue and wrote a letter to Maharashtra Finance and Forests Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar showing his enthusiasm in conserving the rare animal in the state. [Also Read: How Sachin Tendulkar transformed a village in Andhra Pradesh]

As quoted in PTI, Tendulkar in his letter wrote, “I compliment your team on the efforts being undertaken for Project Tiger and would be happy to meet you to discuss this. I have always been concerned about tiger conservation and distinctly remember dedicating one of my Test centuries, during my playing days, to increase awareness of the cause.” [Also Read: Sachin Tendulkar bats for charity on Independence Day]

Earlier Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan, too agreed to step up and become a ‘Tiger Ambassador’ for the state.