India’s legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar has been asked to return his Bharat Ratna honour on “moral” grounds. A PIL has been registered to get Tendulkar return his honour since he appeared in a TV commercial. The petition has been admitted in Madhya Pradesh High Court on Thursday. Sachin Tendulkar is arguably the greatest cricketer and his contribution to the game of cricket, specially Indian cricket is second to none. This news has come as a big shock for millions of his fans across the globe and there will surely be a massive outrage as the case progresses. Sachin Tendulkar was conferred with the award last November. He is now part of the BCCI’s advisory committee as well.
ABP news reported that the court has asked for further inquiry by asking the assistant solictor general to find if there are any Supreme Court guidelines that bar Tendulkar from appearing in TV commercials. As per reports, VK Naswah, the petitioner, has alleged that Tendulkar has misused the honour by appearing in commercial advertisements. He has demanded that the government should take back the award or Tendulkar himself should return it on moral grounds. Tendulkar was conferred with the award last November. He is now part of the BCCI’s advisory committee.