Sachin Tendulkar faces bouncer from long-time friend Rajeev Shukla

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Tendulkar gets unexpected bouncer
New Delhi, Aug 6: Congress spokesperson and BCCI Vice-President Rajeev Shukla on Tuesday took a dig at former cricketer and current Rajya Sabha MP Sachin Tendulkar over his poor attendance in the House. This is perhaps the first time that the cricket administrator criticised the ace cricketer who retired last November after representing India for 24 years.

Shukla, who also criticised veteran actress Rekha who also became an MP in the Upper House along with Temdulkar, was quoted by a daily news channel as asking: "Why have you chosen to become a member of Parliament if you don't attend?"

Shukla slammed Tendulkar over his poor attendance in the Upper House

Shukla said he had spoken to Tendulkar last week and the latter had promised that he would come. He said the cricketer-turned-MP also promised to join the next Rajya Sabha session.

Tendulkar reportedly has an appalling five per cent attendance record in the Upper House. His attendance at various sporting events in India and abroad in the last two months at the expense of the parliamentary sessions has not gone down well with a section of the MPs.

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