Dhyan Chand also deserves Bharat Ratna, says Milkha Singh

Updated: 21 November 2013 22:30 IST

Retired batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar became the first sportsperson to receive the country's highest civilian award, Bharat Ratna.

Bangalore:

Legendary athlete Milkha Singh on Thursday said Dhyanchand also deserves the Bharat Ratna and that the government should honour the hockey legend.

"Dhyan Chand deserves Bharat Ratna. Such a sportsman has never been born in India. The award has been given to Sachin...it's okay. Nevertheless, they should think about Dhyan Chand immediately," Milkha said here.

Retired batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar became the first sportsperson to receive the country's highest civilian award, Bharat Ratna.

Milkha said Tendulkar could learn the tricks of administration if he becomes a Sports Minister.

"I have worked as the Director of Sports in Punjab. So, was I director from the beginning? These are the things which you learn (after assuming charge) - not to worry at all. If Sachin becomes Sports Minister, he will learn all about it (administration)," he said after reporters asked if a sportsman could make a good administrator.

Topics : Hockey Milkha Singh Sachin Tendulkar
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