Mumbai: Two-time Olympic medallist wrestler Sushil Kumar has joined the bandwagon of sportspersons who wanted retiring batsman Sachin Tendulkar to become India's sports minister, saying that it would be beneficial to sports in the country.
"He should become the Sports minister, only then sports will benefit. He treats all the athletes equally. He is our supporter and he can understand. He has given 24 years to the country and worked hard. He knows what sportsmen need and what they should get," Sushil said here at the India Today event 'Salaam Sachin'.
"I consider him to be God... The reason I am asking him to be a sports minister is that he will understand. Our Chief Minister of Haryana Bhupinder Hooda is a tennis player. He has changed the sporting culture of Haryana. It is the only way sports will be elevated," he added.