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August 14, 2003

The controversy over Sachin Tendulkar's bright red Ferrari 360 Modena refuses to die down.

On August 13, the Delhi high court issued a notice to the cricket superstar on a public interest petition challenging the exemption he sought, and got, from the 120 per cent import duty on the car, presented to him by Formula 1 racing ace Michael Schumacher last year for equalling Don Bradman's mark of 29 Test hundreds.

The duty waiver amounts to Rs 1.13 crore. The  government says this is a small gesture of appreciation for a sporting legend who has brought joy to millions of people.

What do you think? Was Tendulkar right in asking for an exemption? Should the government have acceded to his request?

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Number of User Comments: 570


SACHIN is the GOD of cricket.......... His is the second best batsman ever after Don Bradman. HE DESERVES IT............

Posted by Kishore

Sub: Sachin does not deserve duty exemption

Dear Reader, We all contribute in Sachin's income. We buy the products he endorses; a share of money with which we buy the product goes ...

Posted by Brajesh Kumar

Sub: If he doesn't then who does???

The man who made our country proud for the past ten years, deserves the tax exemption. When there are crores of people who evande tax ...

Posted by Bala

Sub: Tax Pay

I think sachin is a great batsman .. that dosent mean hez exemted from paying the tax .. if this is the situation .. then ...

Posted by Shalini Mishra

Sub: yes he does

sachin has not only brought joy and happiness to the millions of people in india but also to many more outside our country. he is ...

Posted by krishna singhal


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