Sachin Tendulkar – Simplicity Behind Greatness

November 11 09:39 2013

sachinNovember 11 – It has rightly been said that a man becomes bigger not just by the work he accomplishes, but also by the way he treats others. The saying suits perfectly on Sachin Tendulkar, a man of records. A true gentleman and soft spoken soul who lives with the desire to achieve ‘impossible’ is famous among cricket and other fraternities of the world for his down to earth attitude and behavior. It is perhaps because of the upbringing by his parents, coach and family that imparted imperative role in taking him to a zenith where one could hardly dare to reach.

Approximately a week time has left when the ‘Cricket of God’ will say goodbye to this 24-year long cricket career. After playing his 200th International Test Cricket, which is going to start from November 14 against West Indies, he will be retired from all forms of cricket.

At the age of 40, Sachin has created several precious success stories that are dreamt by innumerable people all across the globe but attained only by a few and Tendulkar is one among them. The Indian cricketer has been extensively recognized as the greatest batsman of his generation in the cricket world. Though achieving ‘impossible’ records, for instance, 200 runs in an ODI against South Aftrica, he is far away from show off in spite of being the first ever batsman on the planet to do so. Greatness of the cricketer can better be understood from his companions like, Saurav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman, with whom Sachin has played cricket for several years and created innumerable milestones.

Even Sir Donald George Bradman, maestro Kapil Dev and Sunil Gavaskar praised about his passion towards the game. The queue for congratulating the star on his cricket career is very long and can even get unending. For the youngsters, such as, Virat Kohli, R Jadeja, Ishant Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, S Raina, Mahendra Singh Dhoni and R Ashwin, presence of Sachin in the dressing room is like a Godfather who keeps on boosting their strength and morale high. His retirement would certainly create a void in the Indian cricket.