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This is cricket icon, Sachin Tendulkar's life story in his own words - his journey from a small boy with dreams to becoming a cricket god. His amazing story has now been turned into a major film, A Billion Dreams , in which he stars. The greatest run-scorer in the history of cricket , Sachin Tendulkar retired in after an astonishing 24 years at the top. The most celebrated Indian cricketer of all time, he received the Bharat Ratna Award - India's highest civilian honour - on the day of his retirement. Now Sachin Tendulkar tells his own remarkable story - from his first Test cap at the age of 16 to his th international century and the emotional final farewell that brought his country to a standstill. When a boisterous Mumbai youngster's excess energies were channelled into cricket, the result was record-breaking schoolboy batting exploits that launched the career of a cricketing phenomenon.
As a biographer, this was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
For a subject not exactly renowned for being articulate and forthcoming, the co-writer's role assumes all the more importance. To extract as much as possible, slowly and steadily, drip by golden drip adding up, probing, questioning, dissecting, persuading, cajoling, coaxing.
Definitely not sitting across him and asking him to jot down whatever he remembers about the major series and tournaments, which is what this feels like. This was crying out for Walter Isaacson, not Boria Majumdar. This could have been a contemporary analysis of modern cricket. Or a peep-hole into the minds of one of the deepest thinkers of the game, someone who loved and worshipped at the game's altar as much as he conquered all that he surveyed.
Or a masterclass on run-making and batting techniques and adjustments. Or how he dealt with being public property for all these years. Or a recollection of the dressing room and Team India over three decades of triumphs, losses, fun and heartbreak.
Not a series of match reports and stilted retelling of stale anecdotes. There are tantalising glimpses, though, of what the book could have been: mastering the back-foot punch to counter the Australian pacers on the tour, his reading of Murali's doosra, changing his stance to duck Allan Donald's bouncers during the tour, playing with tissues in his underwear due to a bad stomach during his 97 against Sri Lanka in WC , the extent and number of injuries he carried in the second half of his long career, a couple of pages on the flip side of fame and how it affects the family, a relatively more personal account of winding down and retirement.
One takeaway is, reading between the lines as a whole, a little better understanding about his character - obsessed about high performance and standards, somewhat self-centred in his view, trying too hard to justify himself. Or maybe I felt that because of the high number of "I"s in the book.
It would be interesting to research on the self-centredness of the top achievers; beyond the Viv swagger and the Pietersen brashness, most seem to cater to W. Grace's "They came to see me bat not you bowl". Everything and everyone, including their own teammates, is but a 'support' system, carrying on from when everyone had tried to nurture their prodigious talents when a child.
An absolute belief in one's superiority, to be able to alter perceptive reality. Here, for instance, Sachin is always dismissed by a ball that didn't swing as much as expected never that he misread the swing , or gets out to the only ball that swung or spun in the entire match. He had become a common conversation point in Mumbai circles, where there were suggestions already that he would become one of the greats.
His season in was extraordinary, with Tendulkar scoring a century in every innings he played.
He was involved in an unbroken run partnership in a Lord Harris Shield inter-school game in with friend and team mate Vinod Kambli, who would also go on to represent India.
The destructive pair reduced one bowler to tears and made the rest of the opposition unwilling to continue the game. When he was 14, Indian batting legend Sunil Gavaskar gave him a pair of his own ultra light pads.
This was in the same year as his first-class debut. Tendulkar never played for any Under- 19 teams, crossing straight into the seniors. They have two children, Sara born October 12, , and Arjun born September 24, He is reluctant to speak about his charitable activities, choosing to preserve the sanctity of his personal life despite the media interest in him.
His first double century was for Mumbai while playing against the visiting Australian team at the Brabourne Stadium in Tendulkar is the only player to score a century in all three of his Ranji Trophy, Duleep Trophy and Irani Trophy debuts.
In , at the age of 19, Tendulkar became the first overseas born player to represent Yorkshire Craig White, although born in Yorkshire was the first player to be signed as an overseas player by Yorkshire. He had to be listed as an overseas player as he had already played for Victoria in Australia.
Tendulkar played 16 first-class matches for the county and scored runs at an average of According to Cricinfo's Andrew Miller and Martin Williamson, India took an unconventional approach to combating the Pakistani pace attack by calling up a "baby-faced year-old with one season of first-class cricket to his name".
He was dismissed without scoring a run, again by Waqar Younis. The series was followed by a tour of New Zealand in which he fell for 88 in the Second Test. Tendulkar further enhanced his deve opment into a world-class batsman during the tour of Australia that included an unbeaten in Sydney the first of many battles against Shane Warne who made his debut in the match and a century on the fast and bouncy track at Perth.
Merv Hughes famously commented to Allan Border at the time that "This little prick's going to get more runs than you, AB. On the day of the Hindu festival Holi, Tendulkar was told to open the batting at Auckland against New Zealand in It had taken him 79 ODIs to score a century.
In against Pakistan in Sharjah, Indian captain Mohammed Azharuddin was going through a lean patch. Tendulkar and Navjot Singh Sidhu both made centuries to set a record partnership for the second wicket. After getting out, Tendulkar found Azharuddin in two minds to bat out. Tendulkar boosted Azharuddin to bat and Azharuddin subsequently unleashed 29 runs in mere 10 balls. It enabled India post a score in excess of runs for the first time.
India went on to win that match. Tendulkar's rise continued when he was the leading run scorer at the Cricket World Cup, topping the batting averages whilst scoring two centuries.
He was the only Indian batsman to perform in the infamous semi-final of that World Cup. When Tendulkar's wicket fell, the Indian batting lineup collapsed and India conceded defeat after the crowd began angry demonstrations. This was the beginning of a period at the top of the batting world, culminating in the Australian tour of India in early , with Tendulkar scoring three consecutive centuries.
These were characterized by a premeditated plan to target Australian spinners Shane Warne and Gavin Robertson, to whom he regularly charged down the pitch to drive over the infield. This technique worked as India beat Australia. The test match success was followed by two scintillating knocks in Sharjah where he scored two consecutive centuries in a must-win game and then in finals against Australia tormenting Shane Warne once again.
Following the series Warne ruefully joked that he was having nightmares about his Indian nemesis. Set runs to win, Australia were cruising comfortably at 3 for in the 31st over when Tendulkar turned the match for India taking wickets of Michael Bevan, Steve Waugh, Darren Lehmann, Tom Moody and Damien Martyn for just 32 runs in 10 overs.
A chronic back problem flared up when Pakistan toured India in , with India losing the historic Test at Chepauk despite a gritty century from Tendulkar himself. Tendulkar flew back to India to attend the final rituals of his father, missing the match against Zimbabwe. However, he returned with a bang to the World cup scoring a century unbeaten off balls in his very next match against Kenya in Bristol.
He dedicated this century to his father. When Tendulkar took over as Captain in , it was with huge hopes and expectations.
However, by the team was performing poorly. Azharuddin was credited with saying "Nahin jeetega! Chote ki naseeb main jeet nahin hai! It's not in the small one's destiny". Tendulkar, succeeding Azharuddin as captain for his second term, then led India on a tour of Australia, where the visitors were comprehensively beaten by the newly- crowned world champions. Tendulkar remains an integral part of the Indian team's strategic processes.
He is often seen in discussion with the captain, at times actively involved in building strategies.
Former captain Rahul Dravid publicly acknowledged that Tendulkar had been suggesting moves such as the promotion of Irfan Pathan up the batting order which, although only temporary, had an immediate effect on the team's fortunes. Injuries Tendulkar continued his good form in Test cricket in and , with some pivotal performances with both bat and ball. Tendulkar took three wickets on the final day of the famous Kolkata Test against Australia in