Sachin Tendulkar releases video; takes his disrupted Rajya Sabha speech online

Sachin Tendulkar was unable to initiate his debate on 'Right to Play and the future of sports in India' in Rajya Sabha yesterday. Image is a YouTube video grab. Photograph:( Twitter )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Dec 22, 2017, 10.42 AM (IST)

Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar was supposed to initiate a debate in Rajya Sabha yesterday.

His speech was disrupted as the Upper House of Parliament was adjourned due to Congress leaders' sloganeering over PM Modi's remark on former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. 

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The Bharat Ratna recipient has released a video expressing his sense of commitment toward transforming India "from a sport loving nation to a sport playing nation".

"I urge you all to participate in this effort and help make my dream, our dream. Always remember, dreams do come true! Jai Hind," he tweeted along with his YouTube video.

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Eminent personalities and notable leaders condemned the fact that Tendulkar was not able to present his speech in Rajya Sabha.

"Sachin Tendulkar has earned a name for India at the world stage, it is a matter of shame that he was not allowed to speak even when everyone knew it was on the agenda," Jaya Bachchan reacted.

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