After actors, it is now cricketers who are trying their hand at politics. It will be a shocking surprise to you when I reveal the name of the cricketer who has recently accepted nominations for a seat in the Rajya Sabha. Ready for it? The name is Sachin Tendulkar. Surprised? Yes, it is true that the master blaster has recently accepted a nomination for RS.
The cricket world is giving a mixed reaction to this sudden and unexpected decision of Sachin Tendulkar. No one even in their wildest dreams thought that this would be Sachin’s post-retirement choice of career. Different people from the cricket world were asked to give their sage advice on this matter. Everyone gave a different reaction but one thing common among all was the shock at Tendulkar’s decision.
Let’s take a look at what some eminent people had to say about this. To start with former cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar said “Actually shocked by the story itself. First by the nomination as it came without any warning. And that Sachin has accepted it is even more shocking.
“When I visualize what Sachin could possibly do after retirement, I thought something connected to cricket, coaching and all that, maybe some business or social activity. But a Rajya Sabha MP after retirement or even at this stage of career is something that was not even my wildest guess”.
When the same question was posed to commentator Harsha Bhogle he said “Lot of people are now trying to get mileage out of Tendulkar. I am not sure if it is the greatest idea. If the idea is to honor Tendulkar by giving him a seat in Rajya Sabha that’s OK, but if you want to see Tendulkar as an active Parliamentarian, looking after social causes, and having a say in the future of this country, he does not have the experience.”
Everyone expected him to take up a career in cricket itself, but when it is contradicted I guess people will take time to accept and see him play an active role in Indian politics. Some believe that he has accepted this offer only to bring a change in the cricket world. Whatever his motive is, we wish Sachin Tendulkar all the luck in all walks of life.
Let’s watch some eminent people’s reactions to this Sachin Tendulkar’s decision.
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News Source: Manjrekar “shocked” at Tendulkar accepting RS seat