Sachin Tendulkar honoured Down Under, to be made member of Order of Australia

Australian Prime Minister Julian Gillard has announced that Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar will be conferred with the membership of the Order of Australia.

updated: October 16, 2012 12:38 IST
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New Delhi: Sachin Tendulkar is set to another feather to his already crowded cap as Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard on Tuesday announced that the iconic Indian cricketer will be conferred the membership of the Order of Australia, an honour "rarely" awarded to non-Australians.

The 39-year-old Tendulkar, who is currently in South Africa playing in the Champions League Twenty20, will become only the second Indian after former Attorney General Soli Sorabjee to get the honour.

Sorabjee was made an Honorary Member of the Order of Australia (AM) "for service to Australia-India bilateral legal relations" in 2006.

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