Tendulkar proposes sports training for India schools

Sachin Tendulkar Sachin Tendulkar is the first cricketer to take a seat in India's upper house of parliament

Related Stories

Indian cricket star Sachin Tendulkar, who is also an MP, has said he wants to work with the government to boost sports in schools, reports say.

Tendulkar's thoughts were reportedly outlined in the first official letter he wrote since taking his parliamentary oath in June.

Reports said he wrote to the human resource development minister with ideas to "integrate sports" in schools.

Minister Kapil Sibal said he invited the cricketer to make a presentation.

Tendulkar is the first cricketer to score 100 international centuries. The 39-year-old cricket star is revered by millions of Indian cricket fans.

"We welcome Sachin Tendulkar's proposal and I have already written to him for a presentation so that the details can be talked through," Mr Sibal told The Indian Express newspaper.

Last week, the batsman, who is the leading run-scorer and century maker in Test and one-day international cricket, admitted for the first time that he is considering retirement.

However, he said he expected to play in the home Test series against England in November and December.

Tendulkar made his international debut in 1989 and has played 188 Tests and 463 one-day internationals.

More on This Story

More India stories



  • Mukesh SinghNo remorse

    Delhi bus rapist says victim shouldn't have fought back

  • Aimen DeanI spied

    The founder member of al-Qaeda who worked for MI6

  • Before and after shotsPerfect body

    Just how reliable are 'before and after' photos?

  • Woman with closed eyeStrange light show

    What do you see when you close your eyes?

  • Sony WalkmanLost ideas

    What has happened to Japan's inventors?

Try our new site and tell us what you think. Learn more
Take me there

Copyright © 2015 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.