Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Top honour for Tendulkar: Batsman sworn into Indian parliament

Legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar became India's first active sportsperson to be sworn in as a member of parliament on Monday.In a surprising move, the world's highest Test run scorer was nominated to the upper house, the Rajya Sabha by chairman by Hamid Ansari. 

The batsman became the first to reach 100 international centuries earlier this year.

Sachin Tendulkar is congratulated by a number of Indian dignitaries.

Tendulkar signs the oath book as India's Minister of State for 
Parliamentary Affairs V. Narayanasamy watches.

Tendulkar is sworn into Parliament in New Delhi.

Tendulkar speaks to the media after taking oath at the 
Indian parliament.

Tendulkar with his wife Anjali arrives at the Indian parliament.

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