Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan took to social networking site Twitter to express his happiness over the
announcement of ‘Bharat Ratna Award’ for the ‘God of Cricket’ Sachin Tendulkar.

Earlier, DMK chief M Karunanidhi lauded his "unmatched records" and said it was "quite natural" for the Centre to confer the Bharat Ratna, the country's highest civilian award, on him.

Observing that he was moved by the batting icon's "touching and tearful farewell speech," the DMK chief said, "You [Sachin] have walked into history and history is bejewelled by your presence. It is quite natural that the Government of India has announced the Bharat Ratna for you in recognition of your unmatched records."