Sachin Tendulkar. The Phenomenon!
I should consider myself lucky enough to have been able to watch Sachin Tendulkar deliver his farewell note. Those words will remain etched forever in the minds and hearts of the millions who watched him speak about his journey. As he incredibly put it ’My journey of 24 years between the 22 yards’, as emotional as it was, as difficult as it was for him to hold on to his tears, as difficult as it was for us to get a grip and stop the tears flowing, it was speech befitting the Grand Finale, at the end of his glorious career. He surpassed our expectations yet again by delivering the best.
This post is not going to be about his achievements. I’m sure I don’t have to highlight it, again. The man’s statistics have been speaking for themselves. No, I’m not going to do that. Nor am I going to walk you through the highlight performances of his career. I honestly haven’t had the patience to watch an entire innings of a cricket match, expect perhaps for the T20. This is about something else. This is about Sachin, the human being. Apologies for the term human being. Or, let me word it this way. This is about the Sachin and his human-like attributes.