Sachin awarded The Order of Australia

Sachin Tendulkar received membership to The Order of Australia at a ceremony in Mumbai

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Simon Crean (L), Australian Minister for Regional Australia, Regional Development and Local Government, presents the membership of The Order of Australia to Indian cricketer Tendulkar in Mumbai on November 6, 2012. India's record-breaking batsman Sachin Tendulkar on November 6 was conferred with membership of the Order of Australia. Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard, who announced Tendulkar's membership to the Order during a three-day state visit to India last month, told reporters that Tendulkar deserved the "special honour" because he was a "very special cricketer". AFP PHOTO/ INDRANIL MUKHERJEE

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Simon Crean (L), Australian Minister for Regional Australia, Regional Development and Local Government, shakes hands after presenting the membership of The Order of Australia to Indian cricketer Tendulkar in Mumbai on November 6, 2012. India's record-breaking batsman Sachin Tendulkar on November 6 was conferred with membership of the Order of Australia. Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard, who announced Tendulkar's membership to the Order during a three-day state visit to India last month, told reporters that Tendulkar deserved the "special honour" because he was a "very special cricketer". AFP PHOTO/ INDRANIL MUKHERJEE

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Simon Crean (L), Australian Minister for Regional Australia, Regional Development and Local Government, gestures at a stump decorated by an aboriginal artist after presenting the membership of The Order of Australia to Indian cricketer Tendulkar in Mumbai on November 6, 2012. India's record-breaking batsman Sachin Tendulkar on November 6 was conferred with membership of the Order of Australia. Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard, who announced Tendulkar's membership to the Order during a three-day state visit to India last month, told reporters that Tendulkar deserved the "special honour" because he was a "very special cricketer". AFP PHOTO/ INDRANIL MUKHERJEE

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Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar looks on after being conferred with the membership of The Order of Australia by Simon Crean, Australian Minister for Regional Australia, Regional Development and Local Government, during a ceremony in Mumbai on November 6, 2012. India's record-breaking batsman Sachin Tendulkar on November 6 was conferred with membership of the Order of Australia. Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard, who announced Tendulkar's membership to the Order during a three-day state visit to India last month, told reporters that Tendulkar deserved the "special honour" because he was a "very special cricketer". AFP PHOTO/ INDRANIL MUKHERJEE

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Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar speaks after being conferred with the membership of The Order of Australia by Simon Crean, Australian Minister for Regional Australia, Regional Development and Local Government, during a ceremony in Mumbai on November 6, 2012. India's record-breaking batsman Sachin Tendulkar on November 6 was conferred with membership of the Order of Australia. Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard, who announced Tendulkar's membership to the Order during a three-day state visit to India last month, told reporters that Tendulkar deserved the "special honour" because he was a "very special cricketer". AFP PHOTO/ INDRANIL MUKHERJEE

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