A lot has been already shared and said about Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar. His limitless talent and superhuman ability doesn’t need any introduction. God has become his household name. Apparently, we all have grown up with one statement”Sachin ne Kitne Banaye?” after every match for over two decades. From the age of 16 to his last match of his life is nothing but an inspiration to cricketers not only in India but also overseas. Sachin Tendulkar is the only player with 100 international centuries, the master blaster is also the first batsman to score a double century in ODIs and the only one to reach 30000 runs in International Cricket. His limitless talent has earned him the title of the God of Cricket and his fan following in India and across cricketing nations remains unparalleled.
Master blaster has already taken our heart out in his farewell speech at Wankhede Stadium in 2013 when he said-“Sachin, Sachin. This anthem will reverberate in my ears till I stop breathing”.
When His beloved Anjali Became the Journalist for him:
The God of Cricket remarks that the most beautiful thing that ever happened to him is, his wife Anjali Tendulkar. How can we forget the contribution of his wife Anjali in his life to make him Sachin Tendulkar by keeping him free to play for country keeping her visions and career behind. They met in the year 1990, just after that they planned their second meet but Sachin’s popularity and a girl coming from a conservative Maharashtrian family where a girl was not allowed an open meet. So Anjali came to Tendulkar’s house as a journalist to interview Sachin.
When a young Sachin fell from a tree on a Sunday evening during his summer vacation his brother sent him to a cricket coaching class as a punishment. That is from where Sachin Tendulkar’s life changed and the Legend started his journey.
Sachin Gave up on Diwali:
Once in interview, wife of master blaster shared that they have not celebrated Diwali together since they got married. He has to be outstation for matches and she has celebrated Diwali alone with her children.
Purest souls like Sachin Tendulkar is not meant for Politics:
Sachin Tendulkar is India’s first cricketer to be nominated to the Rajya Sabha. In 2012 he accepted the proposal from the President. He has not taken the bungalow allotted to him in New Delhi, sayng that it is a waste of the taxpayer’s money and he chose to reside in Mumbai. But his attendance is consistently been short, it is said that politics doesn’t match his philosophy and dirty politics cannot be a game for someone with the purest of the hearts. It was unfortunate when Sachin made his first speech at Rajya Sabha, his voice was drowned by the ever chaotic politicians. When Mr. M Venkaiah Naidu asked the members to remain disciplined stating that Tendulkar had done a lot for the country and was a ‘Bharat Ratna’ awardee, but opposition members continued with their noise.
What do other cricketing legends have to say about the Master blaster:
Wasim Akram-“Cricketers like Sachin come once in a lifetime and I am privileged he played in my time”
Peter Roebuck-“On a Train from Shimla to Delhi there was a halt at one of the station, the train stopped for few minutes as usual Sachin was nearing a century, batting on 98.The passengers, the officials, everyone on the train waited for Sachin to complete the century. This Genius can stop time in India”
Hasim Amla-“Nothing can happen to us if we are on a plane in India with Sachin Tendulkar on it”
Brian Lara-“Sachin is a genius I am a mere mortal”
Mark Taylor-“We did not lose to a team called India, we lost to a man called Sachin”
Arjuna Ranatunga-“You get him out and half the battle is won”
Matthew Hayden-“I have seen God he bats for India at no. 4 in tests”
Sir Donald Bradman-“I see myself when I see Sachin Batting”
Shane Warne- “I don’t think anyone, apart from Don Bradman, is in the same class as Sachin Tendulkar.”
Master blaster and legendary Indian batsman is turning 45 today. There is and there will be only one God of Cricket that is Sachin Tendulkar. He changed the history of Indian Cricket. Thank you, Sachin for the most amazing years of Indian Cricket. You have given millions of people an inspiration. Many many happy returns of day Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar.