New Delhi: Sachin Tendulkar, the world's most prolific batsman ever, begins a new innings today - as a member of the Indian Parliament. The legendary cricketer, who was sworn in by Rajya Sabha Chairman Dr Hamid Ansari as a member of the Upper House on June 4, is the first sportsperson to be nominated.
Sachin's next milestones could well come in Parliament, though the batsman swears the cricket field will always remain his karmabhoomi. Even Sachin is likely to find it difficult to achieve anywhere else what he has done on the cricket field - statistics like a 100 international centuries, or over 15000 Test runs, the first batsman to get a double ODI century, the list goes on.
Purists will say, don't look at numbers, look at his game, and will sigh at the craft of Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar, the man with almost every stroke in the book.