Uproar Down Under over Tendulkar getting Order of Australia

Earlier in the day, Australian PM Julia Gillard announced that Sachin Tendulkar will be conferred the membership of the Order of Australia — a fact which it seems has not gone down well with some of her citizens.

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As Sachin becomes only the second Indian to receive the honour, Twitter saw an uproar over the decision.

Most of the criticism comes from the fact that the master blaster was at the centre of the monkeygate scandal involving the countries' cricket teams. Questions are also being raised as to why he is eligible for the award and what his contributions to Australia are.

The star batsman was a key witness in the Harbhajan Singh-Andrew Symonds racism controversy in 2008. Australian media had slammed Tendulkar earlier this year too when India was touring the country.

Here are some of the tweets:

https://twitter.com/malcolmconn/status/258106586575286272

https://twitter.com/Wombatfinance/status/258116819959836672

https://twitter.com/MKPS001/status/258111247017447424

https://twitter.com/cam_hamilton/status/258052958917369858

https://twitter.com/suckerpunch70/status/258124738054987776

https://twitter.com/epitome_chatter/status/258124295077761024

https://twitter.com/churchillvic/status/258118202977030144

https://twitter.com/churchillvic/status/258119183307526144

https://twitter.com/lehmo23/status/258089604857614337


Published Date: Oct 16, 2012 02:38 pm | Updated Date: Oct 16, 2012 02:55 pm

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