Director, producer and Film Presenter Maruthi said 'I was shocked when Sachin Tendulkar announced his retirement but felt happy when the Indian Government declared 'Bharat Ratna' award for him'. Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar retired today from all forms of cricket today and immediate to the match, the news came in from the President of India that the Little Master was awarded 'Bharat Ratna'.
Responding to the announcement, the youth icon of Telugu films Maruthi said 'I always adored Sachin and Kapil dev in Cricket but was shocked when Sachin announced his retirement. He is a great human being on and off the field and will epitomize the perfect Indian middle class success story. By announcing the award, Indian government has respected the country's millions of fans wishes and gave the perfect tribute to the greatest ever cricketer. I congratulate master Tendulkar on this award'