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Bharat Ratna For Sachin Tendulkar

PUBLISHED BY: SURENDER KUMAR
NOVEMBER 17, 2013

   
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Sachin Tendulkar's retirement could not have been timed better than this. A Bharat Ratna announcement in the evening brought the curtains down on a glorious sporting career, peppered with countless records, which will be almost impossible to match.  The Bharat Ratna was given only to eminent personalities from the fields of dance, music, art, literature and the social sector but in 2011, the government  changed the eligibility criteria to enable eminent sportspersons to receive the highest civilian award. The award consists of an image of the Sun, with the words "Bharat Ratna" inscribed in Devanagari script on a peepul leaf.

 



 


Sachin Tendulkar belongs to Mumbai and made his appearance in six world cups for India and was the member of the 2011 World Cup winning squad. Sachin debuted against Pakistan at Karachi in 1989. and made his ODI debut against Pakistan in 1989 in Gujranwala. He holds the record for most hundreds in both Tests and ODIs. In 198 Test matches, Sachin scored over 15800 runs at an average of 53.86. He slammed 51 Test centuries and an unbeaten 248 against Bangladesh in Dhaka in 2004 was his best ever. He made 49 hundreds in the one-day format, including a double hundred which is the first in this format and 96 half centuries. In 2012, he became the first to score 100 international centuries.

 

 

 

 

 

Sachin Tendulkar announced his retirement from Test cricket after his 200th Test match against the West Indies. Earlier, he had announced retirement from one day and the 20-20 cricket format.

 

 

 

 


Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian honour, was instituted in 1954 and it is awarded in recognition of exceptional service / performance of the highest order. The recommendations are made by the Prime Minister himself to the President. The number of awards is restricted to a maximum of three in a year. The last recipient of the Bharat Ratna award was Pt. Bhimsen Joshi in 2008.

 

 


The Government of India on 16 November 2013 decided to confer, the Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian award on eminent scientist Prof CNR Rao and cricket player Sachin Tendulkar.

Sachin Tendulkar is the first sport person to win the Bharat Ratna Award.

The Bharat Ratna award so far, given only to eminent personalities from the field of dance, music, art, literature and the social sector. In the year 2011, the Government of India modified the eligibility criteria for Bharat Ratna Award - to enable eminent Sports-persons to receive the Nation’s highest civilian award.

About Prof. CNR Rao

Prof. Chintamani Nagesa Ramachandra Rao (CNR Rao) was born on 30 June 1934, Bangalore, India. He is an eminent scientist and a well recognized international authority on solid state and materials chemistry.

He has published over 1400 research papers and 45 books. Prof. CNR Rao's contributions have been recognized by most major scientific academies around the world through conferment of memberships and fellowships. He has been honoured with several national and international awards, including Padma Vibhushan.

Prof. CNR Rao is Honorary President of Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore, India.

About Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar is an Indian Batsman who is considered one of the greatest batsmen of the cricket world.

Sachin Tendulkar who belongs to Mumbai Maharashtra made his appearance in six world cups for India and was the member of the 2011 World Cup winning squad of the nation.

Sachin Tendulkar made his Test debut against arch-rival Pakistan at Karachi in 1989. He made his ODI debut against Pakistan in 1989 in Gujranwala. He currently holds the record for most hundreds in both Tests and One Day Internationals.

In 198 Test matches, Sachin Tendulkar scored over Fifteen Thousand Eight hundred runs at an average of 53.86. He slammed 51 Test centuries and an unbeaten 248 against Bangladesh in Dhaka in 2004 was his best ever.

He made 49 hundreds in the one-day format, including a double hundred which is the first in this form of cricket and 96 half centuries.

In 2012, Sachin Tendulkar became the first player to score 100 international centuries.

Sachin Tendulkar announced his retirement from Test cricket after playing his landmark 200th Test match against the West Indies on 15 November 2013. Earlier, Sachin Tendulkar announced retirement form one day cricket on 23 December 2012 and from Twenty20 cricket format on 26 May 2013.

About Bharat Ratna award

• Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian Award of the country was instituted in the year 1954.
• It is awarded in recognition of exceptional service/performance of the highest order in any field of human endeavour.
• The recommendations for Bharat Ratna are made by the Prime Minister himself to the President.
• The number of annual awards is restricted to a maximum of three in a particular year.
• The last recipient of Bharat Ratna award is Pandit Bhimsen Joshi in 2008.
• The first ever Indian to receive this award was the famous scientist, Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman.

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