Akram wants Sachin as India-Pak peace envoy
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Last Updated: Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 09:10
  
Akram wants Sachin as India-Pak peace envoyLondon: Pace legend Wasim Akram wants senior India batsman Sachin Tendulkar to add a diplomatic feather to his cricket cap by becoming the peace envoy for the two neighbouring countries.

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Ahead of Tendulkar`s 40th birthday on April 24th, Wednesday, Akram called on Tendulkar to help improve relations between the two countries.

"People in Pakistan see him as an icon, a legend and batting maestro. People respect him as much in Pakistan as they do in India and worldwide. He is a true ambassador," Akram said.

"The way he speaks, he is a quiet man and unlike a superstar, but he is a superstar. He is a true role model and he can be very helpful and useful between these two countries as an ambassador," the former skipper told `BBC` during a radio special titled `Sachin at 40`.

It was aired today and featured a range of former colleagues like Kapil Dev, Rahul Dravid and Sourav Ganguly paying birthday tributes.

PTI

First Published: Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 09:10


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