Monday, February 4, 2008

Sir Sachin Tendulkar!!!!

Cricketing greats from the Commonwealth nations such as Sachin Tendulkar should be considered for traditional British honours like the knighthood, Prime Minister Gordon Brown has said.

Considering his records, He should have been given the honor a long before.

Sachin will be the second Indian to receive this honor, Vizzy(Sir Vijayananda Gajapathi Raju) was the first cricketer to have been knighted on June 15, 1936. No other Asian figures in the list of 25 cricketers who have been honored with this distinction

Sachin Tendulkar, if chosen for the knighthood for his services to the game of cricket, can earliest be conferred with this honor on three days before he celebrates his 36th birthday on April 24 this year.

England's long cricketing feud with Australia clearly fuelled Brown's enthusiasm for India's historic win. Cricket has long been one of the great binders of Indo-British ties. And until some time ago Commonwealth cricketers were honored by the UK.

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