Indian proud of their “God Of Cricket”


Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar is an Indian cricketer widely acknowledged as the greatest living batsman, and second only to Don Bradman in the all time greatest list in Test cricket.In One Day Internationals (ODIs).

However, statistics confirm that Sachin is by far the most successful batsman. In 2002, The Wisden ranked him the second greatest Test batsman of all time, behind Bradman, and the second greatest one-day-international (ODI) batsman of all time, behind Viv Richards. Tendulkar was a part of the 2011 Cricket World Cup winning Indian team in the later part of his career, his first such win in six World Cup appearances for India. He was also the recipient of “Player of the Tournament” award of the 2003 Cricket World Cup held in South Africa.


For fans in India, Sachin Tendulkar is “God of cricket.” Whenever Tendulkar plays, fans follow every detail of his batting innings, be it a domestic game or international. On Sunday, when the Master Blaster reached to his century in Ranji Trophy quarter-finals against Baroda at Wankhede Stadium, a fan made a long trip from the stands to the pitch just to touch the feet of Tendulkar.


Tendulkar himself had said that he doesn’t feel comfortable when fans touch his feet. A few years back, in an interview published in “OK!” magazine, he had this to say: “I used to receive letters written in blood…but not any more. It feels strange when a fan comes and touches your feet and says you are God. I don’t feel comfortable with it, but it is the way they feel about you…that happened again just a couple of weeks ago actually.”

The 39-year-old had to spend some awkward time on Sunday too when a fan touched his feet. Before the umpires could intervene and chase the fan away, the moment was captured on TV and by the shutter bugs at the stadium. Tendulkar resumed his innings and was bowled for 108, his 80th first-class century. This was his first game since retiring from One Day Internationals and he hit form ahead of Australia Test series. Fans are happy to see the Master back.


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