How silly do people get when it comes to Cricket in this country?Sachin is Undoubtedly great as no other Indian has hit more centuries than him and no one has played more cricket for such a long time, that too with such consistency.But has he made us proud?
We felt proud when Kapil Dev lifted the cup in 1983 and Sachin was not even in the team. Sachin started playing in 1989 ( if I am not wrong) and India has not won a major tournament until the Twenty-20 world cup, which Sachin didn’t even play.How has he helped the team and the image of the nation then?
What is all this cry about Sachin deserving a Bharat Ratna? No doubt Sachin deserves the highest Sports Award of any country, but is he truly deserving of Bharat Ratna? If that is the case I feel Saina Nehwal too deserves a Bharat Ratna, so does Abhinav Bindra for winning the Only OLYMPICS GOLD for which we Indians are TRULY PROUD.
I feel Bharat Ratna should go to a person who has made a difference to the nation and its people. I feel it should be regarded as the highest civilian award , and for a nation of over 1.2 billion people this award recipient should be truly special. It should be recognition of public service of the highest order and in that sense we have many more people who deserve this award over Sachin. We have great entrepreneurs who have shaped the way Indians do business. we have parliamentarians, artists, actors, social workers, who have made us proud and to single out Sachin on the basic of 50 centuries, which in no way defines Indian sports , is a bit far fetched according to me.