Jalandhar: Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh also joined the list of former and current players demanding ‘Bharat Ratna’ for ‘Master Blaster’ Sachin Tendulkar, saying the legend cricketer deserves the nation's highest civilian honour.

"Sachin Tendulkar is a great player. The way he has taken Indian cricket to new heights in the past 21 years of his career, there can't be enough words to describe his contribution. It is the right time to honour him with this award," said Harbhajan.

"Coaches like Gary is not easy to find. When he came on board, we were just players but he made us champions. He is a great friend and a great human being who likes to face every adversity with a smile on his face," he said about Kirsten.

Harbhajan also praised Dhoni by saying, "The Indian cricket team needs a leader like him. It would be difficult to find a better leader than him. He is a great decision-maker".