He said that Mumbai-born Tendulkar was the most outstanding sportsman and has brought laurels to the country and Maharashtra. The chief minister added that the sportsman was at the pinnacle of the cricketing world with his achievements over the years.
"He has won the hearts of his countrymen, is idolized in the state and is respected the world over. We feel that he richly deserves the honour of a Bharat Ratna," Chavan said.
Two days ago, Sachin created yet another world record by becoming the first cricketer to score 200 runs in a one-day international match.