The legendary Sachin Tendulkar has been named the country’s most trusted person in the cricket arena, wherein IPL chairman Lalit Modi has been ranked at the bottom.
In a list of 100 most trusted people compiled by Readers’ Digest magazine, Sachin figures at the eighth position — the highest among people related to cricket and next only to chess champion Viswanathan Anand (overall 6th) from other sports.
In the same list, IPL chairman Lalit Modi, arguably the most controversial cricket administrator, has been ranked 93rd — the lowest rank for any cricket-related person in the list. Sharad Pawar, the former BCCI president, has been ranked 97th. Among people in the list who owe their fame to cricket, Sachin is followed by Team India captain M S Dhoni at 42nd position in the overall list.