In November 1989, a boy aged 16; named Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar made his debut for India. Nobody expected that it that would be the birth of one of the greatest cricketers of all time. As the GOD, the CHAMPION, the MASTER BLASTER or whatever you call him scored a single to complete 200 runs(if you missed the match, checkout the video below), he once again proved that he truly is the BEST there was, the BEST there is and most likely the BEST there will be. He also made all of us realize an important thing – that we are lucky enough have witnessed this man play and progress in his career.
I have followed Sachin’s career since childhood and from then till now my interest in his cricketing skill and finesse has not ceased to grow. It is rather intriguing to watch that in a field where not too many people are able to last for more than a few years, the master maintained his supremacy in the field which is considered to be only for the multi-dimensional players. Two decades is not a small amount of time by any means and this fact in itself is rather remarkable and to be contemplated upon.
“Yes yes yes !!!!!! Well done Sachin my friend … congrats and well done !!!!! awesome .Glad I’m not bowling to him today,” Australian spin legend Shane Warne on twitter
“My heartiest congratulations to Sachin the worlds greatest sportsman. We can see him only rise. He is the best,” Lalit Modi posted on Twitter
“It’s a magnificent achievement. Sachin has led by example and that all Indians are proud of his achievement,” Prime Minister Manmohan Singh
“For any cricketer he is the perfect role model. The great thing about him is that he has been outstanding in both Tests and ODIs. As a Pakistani player, I know how much value we have always put on his wicket,” Shoaib Malik
“Records are there to be broken but it makes you happy when someone like Tendulkar does it. I think he thoroughly deserves this record and many more in days to come,” Javed Miandad
Let’s just take this opportunity to thank and congratulate SACHIN for showing us time and again that he is true role model for all of us -a person who every INDIAN would love to idolize in whatever field he/she takes in their lives. We all love you…SACHIN…I mean SIR SACHIN RAMESH TENDULKAR!