NEW DELHI: Legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar has been awarded with the highest civilian honour of India ‘Bharat Ratna’ by President Pranab Mukherjee in a ceremony on Tuesday, ARY News reported.
40 year-old, Tendulkar, who retired from international cricket on November 16, 2013 became the youngest person and the first sportsman to have the reward among the list of 41 eminent personalities who have been conferred with the award that is given in recognition of exceptional service of the highest order since it was instituted in 1954.
Sachin Tendulkar is one of the most prominent icon of cricketing world in both the format of game.
He ended his career with 15,921 runs from a record 200 Test matches at an average of 53.58 and 51 centuries.
Meanwhile, Sachin was the first batsmen to score a double century in One Day International (ODI). He scored 18,426 runs from 463 ODIs with an average of 44.83 including 49 centuries.
With such figures Sachin is the only player to complete more than 30,000 runs in international cricket.