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In Pics: Look who's a Rajya Sabha MP now

Sachin Tendulkar on June 4, 2012, took oath as a Rajya Sabha member and said he was now in a better position not only to help cricket but other sports as well.

Sachin Tendulkar outside Parliament before taking oath as a Rajya Sabha MP. PHOTO: PTI Sachin Tendulkar outside Parliament before taking oath as a Rajya Sabha MP. PHOTO: PTI
Sachin Tendulkar on June 4, 2012, took oath as a Rajya Sabha member and said he was now in a better position not only to help cricket but other sports as well.

Nominated to the Rajya Sabha on April 27, Sachin took oath in the chamber of Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari. He took his oath in Hindi.

"It is a great honour to be nominated a Rajya Sabha member and I thank all for showing faith in me and bestowing this honour," Sachin told reporters later.

"I believe in the last 22 years of international cricket I have played, cricket has given me so many things in life... I always have this dream of giving back to cricket... I strongly believe whatever I am today is because of cricket," he said.