Sachin the most successful batsman in the world of cricket. In 2002, The Wisden ranked him the second greatest Test batsman of all time behind Bradman and the second greatest ODI batsman of all time behind Viv Richards. He is also a member of Rajya Sabha of Parliament of India. On 5 December 2012, Tendulkar became first batsman in history to cross the 34,000 run aggregate. Tendulkar has been honoured with the Padma Vibhushan award, India's second highest civilian award and the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award.