Sachin Tendulkar dedicates Bharat Ratna honour to mother Rajni

Sachin Tendulkar said it will be tough for him to leave cricket completely © PTI

Nov 17, 2013

Former India cricketer Sachin Tendulkar on Sunday dedicated the Bharat Ratna honour bestowed upon him to his mother, Rajni, saying that one doesn’t know what troubles the parents take to make their children successful.

Tendulkar said at a press conference, “When you’re a child it becomes difficult to understand life. You don’t know what trouble your parents go through to make you who you are. This award is for my mother. And like my mother there are millions of of mothers in India who have sacrificed their lives for their children.”

“I’m humbled and honoured that this award is bestowed on me. When you are younger ylou want to make truns, take wickets and catches and I always wanted to that. And when I did that people appreciated me for it. So I would like to thank all the fans to have supported me. I hiumbled and honoured to have won this award.

The legendary Sachin Tendulkar got a memorable gift in his emotionally-charged farewell Test which lasted just about two and a half days as India crushed a hapless West Indies by an innings and 126 runs to complete a 2-0 whitewash in one of the most lopsided contests in recent history.

There was an outpouring of emotions when the moment arrived as a teary-eyed Tendulkar left the playing arena, which he dominated for 24 long years. Amid standing ovations from his teammates as well as the fans who had thronged the stadium to see the champion for one last time, Tendulkar walked into the sunset of his glittering career.

(With inputs from PTI)