Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar will take his oath on Wednesday, said sources. President Pratibha Patil had approved their nomination to the Upper House.
Many received Sachin's nomination with great applaud, while many were disappointed on his decision to enter politics.
"Sachin is a great player and we are proud of him. If Sachin is being nominated, surely he would devote some time to Parliament," said Ravi Shankar Prasad, BJP spokesperson.
"It will be nice if Sachin comes to Parliament," said Congress leader Renuka Chaudhary.
"I am shocked. It needs to be seen if he can take out time. Expect him to bring some change," said Sanjay Manjrekar, ex-cricketer in an interview with the CNN-IBN.
"I will be disappointed if Sachin joins a political party," said senior journalist and Rajya Sabha MP HK Dua.