I Won't Shout in Rajya Sabha to Express My View: Tendulkar
Tendulkar, who recently took oath as a Rajya Sabha member, said that he would express his views politely and not indulge in shouting to make his point, a practice adopted by many parliamentarians these days.
"No I don't think I need to shout and I hope, you know, that no one will make me shout. Why should one be shouting? You can politely put your point across and say whatever you have to, and then, whatever happens, happens," Tendulkar told NDTV.
The batting great was recently nominated to the Rajya Sabha for his achievement in cricket.
Tendulkar gave words of encouragement to the Indian contingent for next month's London Olympics, saying that they should give their best shot to bring laurels for the country.
"I pray to God that they get all the strength and that they go out there and perform and express themselves, and all I can say is just enjoy yourselves and the rest will follow.
They've really worked hard for a number of years now and yes, the expectations are there, but who wants to go there and fail?" he asked.
"They are all going out there to give their best and get medals for India and that would be just unbelievable, more the better. So, all the very best and whether you bring back medals or not, what matters is your effort and we are very proud of you," said Tendulkar, the world's highest run-getter in both Test and ODIs.
The senior India batsman was not in favour of direct introduction of day-night Test but said that it should be first trialled in first class cricket.
"I think it's not as easy as it seems. As long as you're sure of the ball retaining its colour and it's being picked by the batters, then you can try it out.
"But I wouldn't straightaway go to Test cricket. Why not first try it out in first class cricket and get response from the players all across the world, not just a few countries, but all across the world and then take that step forward," he said.
A die-hard Roger Federer, Tendulklar said that the Swiss tennis master can win another Grand Slam title.
"I think a great player will always be a great player. Class is permanent. Form can be, you know, there can be dips. Yes, I think he can (win another Grand Slam), for sure."
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It is a day of celebration for all cricket fans across the world as master blaster Sachin Tendulkar was born on this day in 1973. It has been 6 long mo... More It is a day of celebration for all cricket fans across the world as master blaster Sachin Tendulkar was born on this day in 1973. It has been 6 long months since the little master's retirement. There is hardly anything left which this veteran hadn't achieved in his illustrious career. From being the highest run scorer in both forms of cricket, along with making 100 centuries or even being the first batsman who was given out by a third umpire, the list is endless. Almost every record has been in his kitty. Sachin is the role model for many and this man made it a point to exercise his franchise even on this special day.
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