I admire Sachin Tendulkar the most, not only because he is the greatest batsman ever but also because he has cemented his greatness by his humility, discipline and passion for the game that he has retained after so many years and after achieving so much in cricket.
Everyone knows that the name Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar strikes terror amongst bowlers and captains all around the world. What many don’t know is the fact that after spending 20 years in international Cricket, Tendulkar never misses a training session and is always the first to reach the nets and practices real hard. It is said talent without discipline is useless!
Respect for Elders – Tendulkar’s respect for elders is much talked about. Even till date, he respects and holds his coach, Mr Achrekar, in the highest regard. Whenever, he scores a century, he always dedicates it to his father. He respects his senior players and takes tips from them to further improve his game.
Inspirational behaviour on the field – Sachin Tendulkar is one batsman who never questions an umpire’s decision which is not the case with most international cricket stars. Many a times he has been wrongly declared out but in the true sportsman spirit he has taken it in his stride.
All these qualities make Sachin a true Champion… my Champion. In a country like ours there are many stars and celebrities, however, there is only one Sachin Tendulkar. As they say, if cricket is a religion in this country, then Sachin is God!