Lata told the reporters, "I am very happy that Sachin is nominated for Rajya Sabha. He truly deserves this but I don't know how will he split his time between cricket and parliament."
"Sachin is a busy person. There is a lot of international cricket happening and it will be a tough task for him to attend parliament sessions regularly. I don't know how he is going to manage," Sachin will be good parliamentarian, Lata added.
In 1999, Lata was nominated for Rajya Sabha seat, but due to her busy schedule she could not attend the regular sessions.
"I could not attend sessions regularly during my tenure as I had daily recordings. It was very difficult for me. I did not say a single word during my tenure in Rajya Sabha and experienced criticism as well. My overall experience was ok though," she said.
"Sachin is a very sincere, wise and good human being. He will say whatever he wants to. I am sure he will make a name in parliament, the way he did in cricket.
One great person told me years back that Lata, the day people stop criticising you, you will become less successful in life. Sachin is a big name and he too will have his share of criticism. It is part and parcel of being a celebrity. Important thing is that he never let criticism affect his game," she added.