Mumbai, Oct 31: A proud moment awaits Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar as the Indian cricketing legend will be conferred with Australian honour on Tuesday, Nov 6.
Australia Prime Minister Julia Gillard recently announced that the cricketer will be conferred with Member of the Order of Australia honour, since Sachin Tendulkar has great respect in Australia and help bond two countries.
Julia Gillard, who toured India received a lot of criticism from Australians after she announced the honour during her trip to New Delhi.
Cricketer Matthew Hayden also slammed the Prime Minister and said Member of the Order of Australia honour is given only to Australians and Sachin Tendulkar, doesn't deserve the honour.
Moreover, he added that he has a lot of respect for the cricketer, but couldn't accept that Australian government was conferring the honour to Sachin.
While Hayden opposed, former Australia cricketer Adam Gilchrist supported the country's decision to confer Australian honour, as he said it shows the amazing profile the cricketer possesses.
"The discussion around his award and the variety of opinion shows the amazing profile that Tendulkar has. Credit to Sachin to have the place he has held in both the countries. He has forged 22-years of relation between the two countries," Gilchrist said.
Sachin enjoys a special relationship with Australia, as he became the youngest player to score a Test century against Australia at Sydney Cricket Ground in 1991-92 and also managed to score a fabulous century in the final Test at Perth on tracks that assisted bowlers.