I fail to understand the buzz around awarding Bharat Ratna award to Sachin Tendulkar. Sachin Tendulkar has proven several times that he’s the master cricketer and he deserves every award out there. I’m bit surprised to see the confusion Government is creating around this award about ‘Who’s eligible to get it’. Today’s TOI news says that Home Ministry of India has recommended that ‘sports’ can be a category that qualifies for the award. Now only Prime Minister has to approve it so that Sachin Tendulkar gets the award.
I mean, when everyone wants to see Sachin Tendulkar with the award, what’s the big deal. It’s in Government’s hand to decide who gets the award and who does not. For me, it doesn’t matter whether Sachin Tendulkar gets an award or not. I believe Sachin is just doing his job – he gets paid to play cricket for India. He also gets Tax Benefits. For me, that’s enough gift.
I also see this move by Governement as a step in diverting people’s attention from the biggest issues. Government does it all the times. Recent Mumbai bomb blasts was just another move to divert people’s attention to ‘terror’, which the Government itself could have created.
Anyway. Congrats, Sachin.