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I want to contribute to all sports, not just cricket: Sachin Tendulkar

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Jun 04, 2012 at 12:12pm IST

New Delhi: Rajya Sabha MP Sachin Tendulkar on Monday said he would want to contribute to not just cricket, but all the sports in India. "I need help from my fellow MPs. I would be happy being remembered as an MP who did something for the development of all sports and not just cricket," Sachin said after taking oath as the Rajya Sabha member.

Sachin also said that he will continue to play cricket. "This is a great honour to be nominated as RS member by the President of India. I will continue to play cricket, I do not know when I will retire from cricket," he said.

"My focus will be on cricket. I will look at other things as and when I get time from cricket. I will see what I can do for all the sports," Sachin added.

Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar took oath as the Rajya Sabha member in the chambers of RS Chairperson Hamid Ansari on Monday. Sachin is the first active sportsperson and cricketer to have been nominated to the Rajya Sabha under the Prominent Citizens Quota.

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