Bharat Ratna to Sachin Tendulkar a great send off, says actor Anil Kapoor

Sachin retired from international cricket after playing his 200th Test at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai last week.

updated: November 19, 2013 13:39 IST
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Mumbai: Actor Anil Kapoor has lauded the government's decision to confer the country's highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna, on Sachin Tendulkar and says it is a great send-off to the Master Blaster.

"I was very happy when I came to know that Sachin (Tendulkar) has been honoured with the Bharat Ratna. I think he deserves the award," Anil told reporters.

"He is one of the greatest Indians. As a sportsman, he is the greatest. He is the greatest cricketer of the world. I think it is a great send off and nothing could be greater for a sportsman who has dedicated his life honestly and truthfully to the game," he added.

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