Dignity, discipline & dedication -- a few qualities that Parliamentarians can imbibe from MP Sachin Tendulkar

With Sachin Tendulkar having already taken oath as a Member of the Parliament (Rajya Sabha) on Monday, the day for sure would not be forgotten in a jiffy and Sachin Tendulkar who has been synonymous to cricket in India for the first time would be seen in a different role.

His decision to don Khadi (attributed to Parliamentarians) is surely a path breaking event and his presence at the Parliament could do wonders for the country. His decision to join politics has drawn mixed reactions and people all over the country are pondering as to how a humble, down to earth cricketing legend fit into this world of politics.

Sachin is a person who knows what to do when and how to go about and had it not been the case, he would not have been able to survive in this strenuous profession for 22 years. People have raised doubts about his dual role as it might affect his game. But had it been that way, the Little Master would not have decided to join the Parliament. He exactly knows why he has joined politics for and by no means his decision could be criticized.

Sachin’s entry to the Parliament should be seen as move which can bring reforms in the Parliament in some way or the other and there is lot that the politicians could learn from the Master Blaster.

Here are few things that Sachin can do and teach his fellow Upper House members:

Inspiration: He has been doing it to his teammates for over two decades now he can very well do that to his fellow housemates. Sachin has been an inspiring character for the whole country for almost more than two decades now and his presence can inspire the politicians to put the country ahead of self. He has done so much for the country and is a global figure. Despite the fame and fortune, he still is such a down to earth person and these qualities of Sachin can have positive influence on the MPs as well.

Integrity and dignity: Sachin can surely teach the politicians how to maintain dignity and order in the house. And to do that, he does not have to do anything and just act the way he is. In all likelihood at least there would be some who can get influenced by the maestro and behave in a more dignified manner irrespective of the circumstances and ambience prevailing in the house.

Discipline: Sachin presence can definitely help in bringing order in the house as the political honchos from different political parties would think twice about saying something anything and everything (controversial and undesirable) twice in presence of such an inspiring and legendary figure who has done so much for the country over the years. Everyone knows that he does not belong to any political party and all that he has joined politics is because of his interest to serve the country in other fields as well. His presence in Parliament can make the Rajya Sabha more disciplined.

The Little Master for sure can give classes on dedication to the Members of the Parliament. His 22 years of career and hunger to do well have helped the country win so many matches and given pleasure galore to the nation. His presence in the House should also influence the MPs walk on his footsteps. For him playing for the country is the biggest pride and this aspect of his can make the MPs think in the same manner and even they might start serving the country and put their nation ahead of self.

By Indian Sports News