Akram wants Sachin as India-Pak peace envoy
London: 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. Sachin’s 40th Birthday- Full Coverage» | Blog»
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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.