Time Magazine on Sachin Tendulkar

4 Mar

I have a feeling that this is not genuine (the Time Magazine bit), but heck, irrespective of who has written this…it still is one of the best captures of what Sachin is all about!

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.

Here is a genuine Time article though, when Sachin broke the 200 barrier

4 Responses to Time Magazine on Sachin Tendulkar


Chandrakant Bharti

March 4th, 2010 at 8:42 pm

In the future we may have players like sachin but they wont be made up of blood and flesh …….


Ankur Warikoo

March 4th, 2010 at 10:19 pm

Haha…!! Quite possible…!



March 7th, 2011 at 4:35 pm

He is God in cricket..


Deepak Kumer Banik

June 26th, 2011 at 9:02 pm

Sachin is Sachin and for sure world would not find another sachin !!

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