Sachin Tendulkar has been conferred Indian Air Force’s honorary rank of Group Captain.
Earlier the Air Force had said that besides the recognition, Sachin’s association with the IAF will motivate the younger generation to join the Air Force to serve the country.
Tendulkar is the first sportsperson to be conferred this honour.
Sachin Tendulkar receives the honorary rank of Group Captain of the Indian Air Force (IAF) from Air Chief Marshal P.V. Naik in New Delhi.
Under the provision of grant of honorary rank by Armed Forces to eminent personalities acknowledging their contribution towards the nation, the President and the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces of India conferred Tendulkar the honorary rank of Group Captain of the Indian Air Force.
After getting the honorary rank, the master batsman said, “”It’s a great pleasure and honour to come here and to be honoured by IAF. This a very important day for me and I will remember this my entire life”
Tendulkar said after receiving the honour.”I’m extremely proud to be a part of IAF. I want to urge the youth to join air force and serve the nation.”
The world’s best batsman said to be a completely professional sportspersons, one need to have “commitment, concentration and dedication.”