Chandigarh: Legendary athlete Milkha Singh strongly feels that iconic Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar should be appointed Sports Minister of the country as he understands the problems faced by sportsperson and can raise the overall standard.
"Tendulkar should be made the sports minister. He has full knowledge about sports and it can be of immense help in lifting the standard of sports in the country. If he becomes the minister, the standard of sports will definitely go up,"Singh said today.
He said that Tendulkar is very sincere and can do the job well: "He knows the difficulties which are being faced by the sportspersons. I think he can do this job well. The government should not face any major hurdle in making him the sports minister since he is already a Rajya Sabha member," Singh told PTI.
Singh, popularly known as the 'Flying Sikh',recalled his past meetings with Tendulkar. "He is very humble, decent, sincere and a hard worker. He can guide the upcoming talent very well," the octogenarian added.