Chennai: Team India captain MS Dhoni said that cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar deserves the honour of being conferred the Bharat Ratna award for his services to the nation for over two decades. “Sachin deserves the Bharat Ratna. He has served the country for 21 years and would do so for a few more,” Dhoni said.
The World Cup winning skipper told a press conference on Wednesday that Tendulkar deserved the award more than any other sportsperson in the country today and if did not get it, no cricketer would ever deserve to get it.
Earlier, Maharashtra Assembly adopted a resolution on Tuesday, seeking India`s highest civilian award for Sachin Tendulkar. The state assembly unanimously recommended to the Central Government that Sachin be presented the Bharat Ratna.
"The Maharashtra Assembly has unanimously decided that Sachin must be awarded the Bharat Ratna for his accomplishments," said Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan.