<div class="img-caption-wrap "> <img alt="Sachin Tendulkar dedicated his life honestly and truthfully to cricket: Anil Kapoor" src="https://st3.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/cricket/image_20131118170150.jpg" title="Sachin Tendulkar dedicated his life honestly and truthfully to cricket: Anil Kapoor" /> <p class="imgcaptionnew" style="width:618px;"> Sachin Tendulkar is set to be awarded the Bharat Ratna IANS</p> </div> <strong>Mumbai: Nov 18, 2013 </strong><br /> <br /> Actor <a href="/tags/Anil-Kapoor/post" target="_blank">Anil Kapoor</a> has lauded the government's decision to confer Master Blaster <a href="/tags/Sachin-Tendulkar/post" target="_blank">Sachin Tendulkar</a> with Bharat Ratna, the country's highest civilian honour, and says it is a great send-off.<br /> <br /> "I was very happy when I came to know that Sachin [Tendulkar] has been honoured with <a href="/tags/Bharat-Ratna/post" target="_blank">Bharat Ratna</a>. I think he is the well-deserved Indian for the award," Anil told reporters at the first look launch of 3D mythological film "Mahabharat".<br /> <br /> "He is one of the greatest Indians. As a sportsman, he is the greatest. He is the greatest cricketer of the world. I think it is a great send off and nothing could be greater for a sportsman who has dedicated his life honestly and truthfully to the game," he added.<br /> <br /> Sachin bid adieu to international cricket after playing his 200th Test at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai last week.<br /> <br /> The 40-year-old made an <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/cricket-articles/Sachin-Tendulkar-s-farewell-speech-will-be-long-remembered/33933" target="_blank">emotional speech</a> before the packed Wankhede Stadium and paid respect to the game he loves by touching the turf of the ground where he made his Ranji Trophy debut in 1988.<br /> <br /> Anil, who got an opportunity to meet Tendulkar personally, is floored by his down-to-earth attitude.<br /> <br /> "I have been very, very fortunate to have met him, spend some time with him, spoken to him. He is a very down-to-earth, very, very understanding. He has become more humble with the success coming his way," he said.