New Delhi: BCCI president N. Srinivasan paid rich tribute to Sachin Tendulkar, who brought down curtains on his 24-year illustrious career on Saturday, saying the legendary cricketer is an "inspirational figure" and deserves to be conferred with the Bharat Ratna.
Tendulkar bid a tearful adieu to international cricket after playing his 200th Test, which India won by an innings and 126 runs against West Indies at Wankhede stadium in Mumbai.
"Sachin Tendulkar is an inspirational figure, and a role model for all sportspersons. He richly deserves the Bharat Ratna. I extend my heartiest congratulations to him," Srinivasan said in a release.