UPDATE: SACHIN TENDULKAR QUITS ODI CRICKET

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard In India

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard is in India and while addressing Indian industry chambers Gillard said that the large number of Australians admire Sachin Tendulkar for his achievements and the biggest proof of it was when they came out in large numbers to get the glimpse of the master, Sachin Tendulkar, one last time on Australian soil early this year. Speculations are Sachin Tendulkar’s glorious career will be over till the next time Team India tours Australia.

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Australia & India Cricketing Relations

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard mentioned that- at the start of this year when Indian Cricket Team toured Australia, it was her pleasure to host both the Australian and the Indian cricket teams at her Sydney residence. The event obviously marked the celebration of the game and of the ties it has created between the two countries and their people.

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Australian Honour For Sachin Tendulkar

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard then thanked the little master, Sachin Tendulkar, for accepting the Membership of the Order of Australia. Gillard said- “We are delighted that Sachin has accepted an honour from the Australian people, Member of the Order of Australia”. Gillard also anticipates that both Sachin and Cricket will play a huge role in binding the two countries together in the future as well.

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The Membership of the Order of Australia is an honour “rarely” bestowed on non-Australians. The ‘Order of Australia’ is an order of chivalry to recognise Australian citizens and other persons for achievement or for meritorious services. Sachin Tendulkar will be awarded an AM, which is one of the 6 grades in the Order of Australia.

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What a proud moment for such an iconic and humble sportsman! Kudos to Australia for showering Sachin with such an amazing award !!