Sachin can get Bharat Ratna later: Azharuddin

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Published: Saturday, December 17, 2011, 15:53 [IST]
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Dhyan Chand should get the honors first

Hyderabad, Dec 17: A day after the amendment of the rules for Bharat Ratna, making Sachin Tendulkar and Hockey legend eligible for the highest civilian honour, former Indian captain Mohammad Azharuddin has made a firm statement saying Sachin should not get Bharat Ratna ahead of hockey legend Dhyan Chand on Saturday.

Veteran cricketer, Mohammad Azharuddin has said, hockey wizard Major Dhyan Chand should get Bharat Ratna before Sachin Tendulkar. Azhar adds Sachin can get the award later but the hockey legend should get the greatest civilian honour ahead of the cricketing legend.

After the news about the amendment of rules made waves, leaders welcomed the idea of the amendment which included the contributions of sports persons like Sachin Tendulkar and Dhyan Chand eligible for the award.

While the entire country is waiting for the Bharat Ratna for  Sachin Tendulkar, Azharuddin's comments have come in as a surprise element, which indeed shows light on the national game and the contribution of the hockey legend to the nation.

Now, with Azhar expressing his views on the current topic, this issue is definitely gaining heat, making it a hot topic for discussion. It remains to be seen how people are going to react to this issue.


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