New Delhi: Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar will be conferred membership to the Order of Australia today in Mumbai by Simon Crean, Australia's Minister for Regional Australia, Regional Development and Local Government and Minister for the Arts.
The Order of Australia was conferred on Sachin by Australian Prime Minister Julian Gillard during her visit to India in October.
Gillard had described her decision as special and something rarely conferred to non-Australians. "Cricket is of course a very great bond between Australia and India. We are both cricket mad nations. So, I am also very pleased that we are going to confer on Sachin Tendulkar membership of the "Order of Australia". This a very special honour very rarely awarded to someone who is not an Australian citizen or an Australian national," Gillard had said then.