Sachin Tendulkar walks out to bat amidst loud cheers of fans and guard of honour by West Indies cricketers

Last year, Sachin Tendulkar (above) was nominated to the Rajya Sabha along with Bollywood actor Rekha and businesswoman Anu Aga © AFP

Noida: Nov 23, 2013

Sachin Tendulkar has received some advice from another legend, ‘Flying Sikh’ Milkha Singh: Stay away from politics. Your name will be besmirched.

“I think Sachin should not get into politics. The name he has earned for himself, people will malign it. The government has respected him, the entire country respects him. He has got the Bharat Ratna, it is a huge achievement,” Milkha said on Saturday.

Last year, Tendulkar was nominated to the Rajya Sabha along with Bollywood actor Rekha and businesswoman Anu Aga.

Moments after Tendulkar retired from international cricket on Saturday in Mumbai, he was named for India’s highest civilian award, Bharat Ratna. He is the first sportsperson and the youngest to get the honour.

“I have met Sachin several times. He is a very respectful man. Every time he meets me, he touches my feet. He is a very good and humble human being,” said Milkha.