Sachin Tendulkar: I am not a Cricketing God
In India, Sachin is highly considered as God of Cricket. There are many fans in India worship him, dedicating pandals and creating larger than life size statues. But the humble Sachin Tendulkar and the greatest run scorer in cricket has revealed that he is a mere mortal, who makes mistakes.
In the latest interview with BBC Radio 5, Sachin said, “I’m no cricketing god. I’ve made lots of mistakes on the field. I’ve loved playing cricket, but I’m normal Sachin and that’s how it should be.”
Sachin, During his carrier he has achieved unparalleled success and the associated fame. He retired from cricket in the year of 2013. His career was spanning for more than 24 years, scoring 15,921 Test runs in record 200 matches for India. He is also holding to score the 18,426 runs in 463 one-day internationals. These are the numbers which will stand the test of time.
He is sometime known as the little Master, this legendary 41 year old cricketer has recently released his much anticipated autobiography wherein he relives his cricketing years. Sachin is highly compared with the legendary Australian Sir Donald Bradman. Sachin started playing cricket at the age of eleven and made earned his national cap in the tender age of sixteen against arch-rivals Pakistan.
Sachin’s controversy free life made him give the God of Cricket gesture from fans. A country devoid of success in sporting fields ceased to exist and pray in union.
In interview with BBC Radio, Sachin humbly accepted the uncompromised love and adulation from his fans, and said, “I consider myself fortunate the people like me, people love me. It’s a special thing. I’m blessed I think”.
He added, “I don’t want to take anything for granted. I am only thankful to everyone for being so kind to me and it’s never enough”.