No retirement in cricketing or sporting history has been quite like that of Sachin Tendulkar. There were tears in the millions of eyes when the little master announced his quits. The stadium was filled with people and all were with moist eyes.
Much of Tendulkar greatness comes from the fact that he consistently fulfilled the expectations of the people. He played with ease in all conditions against all types of bowling with a wonderful temperament.
Sachin is a real master blaster of cricket history. He has made many unbreakable records. He started his career in very young age of 16 & today he is called as God of cricket.
Sachin comes from a middle class family, where the people find it difficult to dream big. He not only saw big dreams but went on to fulfill them. This he did through his hard work & determination. That's is why people see him as the role model and a source of inspiration.
The question was asked in the historic selection meeting for the 1989 Pakistan tour: "What if he fails?" It was reported, "Tendulkar never fails".
I have not seen a day without Sachins name in the newspapers. To put it very simply, my generation just does not know cricket without Sachin Tendulkar.
The name of Sachin tendulkar unites people of the country. As an Indian we proudly say that Sachin plays for India and we are Indians.
Despite of all the stardom, Sachin has always remained calm, humble and down to earth person.
Tendulkar's dominance of his sport continued, even he moved well into his thirties. He was awarded with many honors; Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, India's highest sporting honor, Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian award.
The impact of Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar would be long lasting, as every cricketer wants to be like him.
Sachin Tendulkar is rightly acknowledged as the greatest batsman of the modern generation and by many as the greatest cricketer of all time. He is truly a trailblazer.