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Who Is Sachin Tendulkar
Mumbai (Chelsea) 3 years ago
I know this is website for football lovers but I also know this is place for fans who loves sports. Just to introduce you guys 2011 cricket world cup is going on. And quarter final stage has begun - among the drama there is one legendary cricket batsman (striker in Baseball terms and perhaps attacking forward in football terms) still playing cricket after labelled as best for 22 years.

In footballing terms -Imagine a forward who scores most number of goals for 3 world cup tournament - - imagine a top team wins only because of its forward striker is winning the match for more than 20 years and he is still doing it. Imagine if a forward who scores most number of goals in --- world cup - champions league - and a football league for many years - imagine all the records of a scoring goal hold by a single person - --- if you think this could never happen in football - it has happen in cricket. This man holds all the batting records you can measure.

Here is article from TIME magazine

"When Sachin Tendulkar travelled to Pakistan to face one of the finest bowling attacks ever assembled in cricket, Michael Schumacher was yet to race a F1 car, Lance Armstrong had never been to the Tour de France, Diego Maradona was still the captain of a world champion Argentina team, Pete Sampras had never won a Grand Slam.

When Tendulkar embarked on a glorious career taming Imran and company, Roger Federer was a name unheard of; Lionel Messi was in his nappies, Usain Bolt was an unknown kid in the Jamaican backwaters. The Berlin Wall was still intact, USSR was one big, big country, Dr Manmohan Singh was yet to “open” the Nehruvian economy.

It seems while Time was having his toll on every individual on the face of this planet, he excused one man. Time stands frozen in front of Sachin Tendulkar. We have had champions, we have had legends, but we have never had another Sachin Tendulkar and we never will. "

Imagine Messi performs like this consistently for 22 years but never wins world cup and he is playing for his last world cup. What would be amount of emotion and pressure involved.
- this is what is happening with Sachin Tendulkar. Do not miss the chance to catch the highlights of this man batting.


While Ronney was going through rough patch there was interesting article in British media
The article said Tendulkar and Rooney were destined for rare greatness, even from teenage. Tendulkar has gone on and done it.

A year ago, Rooney looked placed to do the same. But now, as never before, there are real doubts that he will become the player we once assumed he would be.

"Make no mistake, Tendulkar's career has not been as serene as it might look, there have been arguments with coaches and match referees, an unsatisfactory spell as captain and long phases when the muse has deserted him.

"Tendulkar has had countless moments when frustration could have overwhelmed him. He has never blown his top, never lost his dignity. Instead, frustration has inpired him. "

"Above all, his career has been played out under the shadow of phenomenal expectation. Footballers in England have to deal with being heroes. In India it is even worse: they are meant to be Gods. "

"According to the report 'Tendulkar has come to the conclusion that there is one place where he is free from the hassles of fame. There is one realm where he cannot be pestered. It is called the crease.

"With the bat in his hands, Tendulkar is the conductor of his own life, not just a participant in a soap opera. There, out in the middle, no one can stop him being himself - not a restless media, not overly demanding fans, not intering coaches or greedy agents. "

"It is the ultimate irony: the greatest actors are never freer than when they're on the stage. That is the way for Rooney to find the way out of his present difficulties - he must have the bravery to express himself on the pitch, to make it his sanctuary. "

"If he allows himself to become embittered and resentful, he will not only become estranged from his fans, but also from his talent. No wonder the ball is bouncing off him at the moment; he probably would like to repel the whole game.

"Instead, he must learn to love it again. Shamed by alleged events off the pitch and embarrassed by events on it, Rooney could be forgiven for feeling sorry for himself, " the report said.

"It would be a normal thing to feel. But he doesn't aspire to normality, but to greatness. And greatness, as Tendulkar has showed demands a superhuman degree of resilience and emotional dexterity. Rooney must locate his inner Tendulkar, a genius who got even with his critics by scoring hundreds. "

"For Rooney, in every sense, it's time to turn the pressure into goals. "
Jashank (Liverpool) 3 years ago
Although this is a great, great article, rooney, by no means, should be compared to Sachin Tendulkar. It is like comparing Messi to a sunday league player. Sachin is the "god" of cricket and deservedly after being on top for so long and holding every record possible. Putting the name Wayne Rooney just took the touch out of the article. Couldve been much better
Mumbai (Chelsea) 3 years ago
Yup, its just introducing a great sports person to people unknown to cricket
Perseus (Chelsea) 3 years ago
Its disrespectful for Sachin(aka God) to write Rooney's name in the same sentence as his. Sachin is the god of cricket, the greatest ever player to play the game, and Rooney is nothing but a money-grabbing chimp.
Btw, India totally kicked Australia's ass in the quarterfinals
Mumbai (Chelsea) 3 years ago
Ohh, yea
Pragathish (AC Milan) 3 years ago
Bring on the Pakis now, hah
LumpOfCelery (Chelsea) 3 years ago
Unfortunatley australia's golden era is capiche
FootyRulz (Chelsea) 3 years ago
Yeah we totally gave them a beatdown hope we make the finals
Forevermu (Manchester United) 3 years ago
Cricket is waste of time...
TheBarcaShow (Footytube Staff) 3 years ago
Nice to see that people respect each other's interests and opinions on the internet still...
FootyRulz (Chelsea) 3 years ago
Well if you watched cricket you would think otherwise
Jesuriya (AS Roma) 3 years ago
He would have commented differently if people have supported for rooney compared to tendulkar.  
Forevermu (Manchester United) 3 years ago
Jesuiya.... You gonna' be a politician.... That's for sure.... A corrupt one.... Lol
Tony (footytube staff) 3 years ago
Sorry mate, but "THE stands" is for intelligent football discussion, not cricket.
Its a good thread but it should be in the "off topic" thread, not here.
So I'm moving it over to OFF topic banter
Pragathish (AC Milan) 3 years ago
Comparing Sachin to any footballer IS an insult to him, may it be Pele, Maradona or even Maldini.
The mark Sachin has made in cricket will stay on forever, no one can beat his records in a million years
Tony (footytube staff) 3 years ago
I couldn't agree more that he's in a world of his own when it comes to cricket, but its an insult to footballers aswell, they are completely different sports.
Messi's crap at cricket, and tendulkars crap at football.... Sorted.... Lol
Forevermu (Manchester United) 3 years ago
Tony:- super likes...
FootyRulz (Chelsea) 3 years ago
Okay maybe you went a bit too far saying it would be an insult to compare Sachin to guys like Pele and maradona but there's no way he can be compared with Rooney, not yet anyways
BoboRed (Leeds United) 3 years ago
Tendulkar was Yorkshire's first ever overseas player. Before that time, only players born within Yorkshire were allowed to play for the county.

Even as a young lad - he will have been around 19 or 20 at the time - there was a great buzz whenever he stepped out on to the wicket. He will always be fondly remembered in Yorkshire, not just within the big Indian community there, but amongst all sports fans
Mumbai (Chelsea) 3 years ago
Nice to know that
Saumilsachdeva (Liverpool) 2 years ago
Its just awesome how he puts a smile on the faces of all Indians



   
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