Many of you would agree that Sachin Tendulkar is the greatest batsman in the history of the game. In his long, illustrious career, Sachin took batting to a new level together and broke many records that once seemed impossible.
With his willow, Sachin Tendulkar achieved greatness that nobody else has achieved on a cricket field. He is the leading run scorer in ODI and Test cricket and has scored 100 international hundreds.
Now, these numbers are enough to prove that the Little Master is the greatest of them all. But, while comparing players from different eras we must also consider other factors. It is noteworthy that when Sachin was at the peak of his career, he destroyed some of the best bowlers in cricket history.
At that time, the game wasn’t as biased as it is now in batsmen’s favour and there is a big pool of top class fast bowlers and spinners. Almost every Test playing nation had a quality bowling attack and pitches were also very even.
Sachin is also one of the greatest ambassadors of the game. He played cricket for almost two and a half decades and he played the ‘gentleman’s game’ with utmost respect and dignity.
We all know what Sachin achieved with his batting but the way he managed himself, on and off the field, and maintained his dignity throughout the career, is astonishing and commands respect.
The video shared below shows why Sachin Tendulkar is different from any other cricketer. Brett Lee, who is one of the fastest bowlers in the history of the game, bowled a dangerous beamer to Sachin, but unlike other batsmen, Sachin accepted that it wasn’t deliberate and shared a friendly gesture with the fast bowler. Watch it here: