Sachin Tendulkar is still an active player and will definitely get the Bharat Ratna one day. That's why the highest award of the land should first go to hockey wizard Dhyan Chand, the man who brought unprecedented sporting glory to India.
Three Olympic Golds, hundreds of goals and beating Germany in front of Adolf Hitler is the stuff of legends.
Image: Indian Sports Minister M.S. Gill (L) sprinkles rose petals at the statue of late Indian hockey player Dhyan Chand during a ceremony to dedicate the reconstructed Dhyan Chand National Hockey Stadium to the nation in New Delhi on January 24, 2010.