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Sehwag deserves Padma Shri: Tendulkar

cricket Updated: Jan 25, 2010 20:19 IST

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Virender Sehwag has made a huge impact on the young generation and the explosive opener thoroughly deserves the 'Padma Shri' award he has been selected for, teammate Sachin Tendulkar said here today.

Reacting to Sehwag's selection for the prestigious award, Tendulkar said the Delhi player had immense contribution in the improved performance of the team over the last 10 years.

"Sehwag has made a terrific impact to the next generation and he truly deserves to be conferred the Padma Shri," Tendulkar told reporters after the second day's play of the ongoing second and final India-Bangladesh Test here today.

"To be honoured with Padma Shri is a terrific achievement. I think his achievements has been appreciated (by the government). He's a wonderful player to have in the team and has been a consistent performer for the past 10 years," added Tendulkar, who scored his 45th Test ton in India's first innings today.