Indian cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar added one more feather to his glorious crown when he was conferred membership to the Order of Australia here on Tuesday.
The country´s minister for regional Australia Simon Crean presented the Order of Australia to Tendulkar.
Thanking Australians, Tendulkar said: "They are fierce competitors and play well and hard. But they also shower you with praises when you come out and play well."
"Away from India, my favourite ground is Sydney," Tendulkar said.
"The most memorable trip of Australia was when I was invited by Sir Don Bradman on his 90th birthday," he said.
"Whenever I went to bat there, everybody gave me a standing ovation," he said.
Pertinently, Tendulkar became the second Indian to receive the honour after former Attorney General Soli Sorabjee.
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard, during her October visit to India, announced that the Order of Australia would be conferred on the star batsman.