New Delhi: Under attack over his absence from Rajya Sabha, Sachin Tendulkar said on Friday that there was a medical emergency that kept him away from Delhi and that he did not mean disrespect to any institution.
"My absence in Delhi has been discussed rather too much. I don't mean to disrespect any institution", he said hours after members in Rajya Sabha raked up his prolonged absence from the House and demanded his participation in its business. (Read: Sachin Tendulkar under fire for absence from parliament)
Speaking at a sports function in Vigyan Bhawan not far away from Parliament, he said when he was back from England he wanted to be in Delhi.