New Delhi: As a cricketer, he enjoyed the status of a god in India. But just months after hanging up his boots, Sachin Tendulkar has come in for rare criticism for failing to attend a single session of Parliament this year.
The 41-year-old, considered one of the all-time cricketing greats, promised to be a vocal supporter of sport when he was sworn in as a member of the Upper House of Parliament in June 2012.
But parliamentary records show the former batsman has not attended a single session this year. He made it to just three in 2013 and has so far not participated in any debates in the house.