Sachin may be awarded by IAF if India win World Cup

Last Updated: Mar 11, 2011, 00:04 AM IST

New Delhi: The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Thursday said it will mull over giving an award to batting legend
Sachin Tendulkar, who is also an Honorary Group Captain, if the country win the ongoing cricket World Cup.

"We all love Sachin and he is an Honorary Group Captain. But at the present moment I won`t comment. But it is a good idea. After going back, we will discuss it with our legal people and consider it," IAF chief Air Chief Marshal P V Naik told reporters here.

He was asked if the IAF was planning to announce any award for Sachin if India wins the World Cup.

Sachin was conferred with IAF`s honorary rank of Group Captain to honour his cricketing skills in September last year.

He is also likely to fly in a Su-30 MKI after the World Cup gets over and figured in IAF`s annual calendar in flying suit.