Rajya Sabha is a place for retired people and one hopes that Sachin Tendulkar does not get bored with his new responsibility, actress and former MP Hema Malini said on Friday.
"It is a very prestigious thing. I am happy for him. This (RS) is for retired people... and I suppose he is not retired yet. I just hope he doesn't get bored," Malini, whose term in Rajya Sabha ended recently, told PTI.
The cricketer has been nominated to the upper house along with Bollywood diva Rekha and industrialist Anu Aga.
Noted director Mahesh Bhatt hoped that glory will follow the 39-year-old star batsman in Parliament as well.
"He is a legend. It is great that he has been nominated. Glory is his co-traveller. This (nomination) is just deepening of his halo," Bhatt said.
"Don't forget Sachin had taken on the Shiv Sena and said that Maharashtra belongs to every Indian not just to Maharashtrians," actress Shabana Azmi wrote in reply to a Twitter user, who said Sachin would never raise his voice against anything wrong.
Bandit Queen director Shekhar Kapur wrote, "I think its great that he goes to the Rajya Sabha. Better than many many that have gone before."
Actress Gul Panag tweeted, "I am all for Sachin for RS. Better than a retired 60+ sports person no?"
While Bollywood celebrities came out in support of Tendulkar's nomination, the Twitter world seemed divided with Unfollow Sachin trending on the micro-blogging website.
"UnfollowSachin trended not just in India, but worldwide. Point was made loud and clear that Sachin's fans don't like his Rajya Sabha entry," a Twitter user wrote.
"We like Sachin for his cricket. With GpCapt rank in AF he degraded Air Force Offrs. Same way many don't like him degrading MPs post (sic)," another tweeted.
"Give him a chance, he has always done right things in his life," a supporter wrote.