The folks at World Cricket Watch and Balanced Sports have been doing a series called “My Favorite Cricketer” where cricket enthusiasts, bloggers and writers write about their favorite player. So far, the players that have been written about are Brian Lara, Allan Border, Douglas Jardine and Curtly Ambrose. I was privileged to be invited by them to pen a post on who else but Sachin Tendulkar.
It took me a while to write this post. I wrote and rewrote many times. Initially, I thought a detailed analysis of his stats accumulated over 22 years of international cricket would find a place in it but then quickly realized stats do not do justice to why Tendulkar is considered a favorite player of many, especially those from India.
Tendulkar means different things to different people. I have tried to put words down that gives you my opinions on him, while at the same time, tried to reflect the views of millions more. Hope you like it. Your feedback is most welcome.
Here is an excerpt:
Every kid who has picked up a bat since 1989 probably wanted to be like Sachin: some of those kids actually play alongside him for India. But every parent in India wants their kids to be like Sachin the way he was off the cricket field and that’s the best compliment one can ever receive: A good, decent human being, a good husband and a father.
To read the entire article, click here: My Favorite Cricket – Sachin Tendulkar