British Parliament honours Sachin Tendulkar

Updated: 19 November 2013 11:19 IST

A motion was laid in the House of Commons congratulating Sachin Tendulkar on a magnificent career and for being an ambassador for the game.

British Parliament honours Sachin Tendulkar

London:

Sachin Tendulkar was honoured by the British Parliament on Monday for his contribution and dedication to cricket.

A motion was laid in the House of Commons congratulating the batting maestro on a magnificent career and for being an ambassador for the game.

The Early Day Motion, moved by Indian-origin MP Keith Vaz, said Tendulkar served as an inspiration for millions around the world and recognised his selfless dedication to the sport.

"This motion is a fitting tribute to such an exceptional batsman. Tendulkar is adored almost as much in the UK as he is in India so it is only right that Parliament pays tribute to him," Vaz said.

There was no debate on early day motion.

The Indian batting legend called time on his 24-year-long illustrious career on Saturday after playing his landmark 200th Test against the West Indies in Mumbai.

On that day, Tendulkar was chosen for the Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian award.

Topics : Cricket Sreesanth Sachin Tendulkar
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