Sachin Tendulkar, the God of cricket, has finally hung up the boots. The rumors of his retirement have done the rounds for a long time. The time has finally come. Many of his followers & avid fans were disappointed. He redefined cricket like no one else. He inspired millions not only in India but around the world. In his cricketing career, he made & broke many records. People who were not sports enthusiast were glued to their seats when Sachin was on the field, playing like a true warrior.
His achievements in cricket are legendary. What makes him a ‘Mass hero ‘ is his personality & conduct outside the cricket field. He is a role model in a true sense. Be it his dedication & focus on his career. His personal life or his public image. He never went wrong. Sachin was always in the news for the right reason. One never heard any link ups or controversies in his life. He has led his life so well. The youngster can draw lots of inspiration from him & his incredible life.
Hard work & dedication
He started his career at a young age. With his sheer dedication & extreme focus, he scaled new heights in his career. During the grueling process, he must have made so many sacrifices, avoided temptations & disciplined his life.Mind you it’s not at all easy. He is a perfect example of “how upbringing can change a person’s life course “. In Master blaster’s own words
” I grew up looking at my father as to how to behave. In watching him I grasped so many things. His own temperament was of a calm person. He was very composed & I never saw anger in him. To me, That was fascinating.
Follow your dreams
Sachin comes from a humble middle-class family. His along with his parents & two brothers lived anonymous life until he stepped onto the cricket field. He faced his share of rejections & failures. He dreamt of becoming a fast bowler but he was rejected by fast bowling trainer Dennis Lillee at MRF Pace Foundation, who told him to concentrate on batting alone.
From there on he trained hard under his coach & mentor, Ramakant Achrekar career under the guidance of his coach and mentor, Ramakant Achrekar. He used to practice for many hours daily.He maintained a disciplined lifestyle throughout his cricketing career. No wonder he has never been fined for reporting late on field :).
He has set a very high standard for any sportsperson in India. The world of cricket has its share of glitz & glamour. He is one of the few cricketers who steered clear of all controversies.
An unconventional marriage
While most of us are still stuck with the age old adage of arranging marriage where caste, religion, age play a significant role, he set an example by marrying Dr. Anjali Mehta. She is almost 6 years older than him. They are leading a wonderful life together. His beautiful life in his own words –
“When there is time to think about cricket , I think but when there is time to be with family , I try to do justice to that aspect of my life as well .”
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Sachin is an overachiever, a dedicated sportsman, exemplary celebrity, Faithful husband, Wonderful family man & above all a great Indian. He has announced his retirement. Every cricket lover is going to miss him dearly. We are proud of him.