Sachin Tendulkar is undoubtedly a complete batsman of his era. His batting was based on the sheer principles: economy of movement, perfect balance, anticipation, and precision in stroke-making. All the cricket pundits together couldn’t figure out any weakness in his game. He has all the shots in the book and was scoring at his will on all corners of the ground. He is one of the few batsmen who has made runs in all conditions and all parts of the world.
The overwhelmingly dominant team of his era was Australia and his finest performances came against them. His ton at a lightning fast Perth wicket at the age of 19 is arguably his best inning of his career. His Sharjah Sandstorm which won India the 4 nation Coca-Cola cup is one of the finest One Day Knock off all time. The biggest compliment that he received in his entire career came from the legendary Australian Don Bradman when he confined his better half that Sachin reminded him of himself.
He made his test debut at the age of 16 against Pakistan. His greatness was witnessed in his very first tour when he was struck by Waqar Younis in his mouth but still continued to bat in a blood-soaked shirt. He currently holds many records and is unlikely to be broken. He holds the record for most number of centuries in both Tests and ODIs. He is the only player in the world who has played 200 tests for his country. He is the highest run scorer in both the formats.
He is one of the most worshipped people in the country not only because of his on-field heroics but off the field too he has served his motherland. He participates in a lot of charity events and has donated and raised money for a lot of organisations. He was made the member of Rajya Sabha in 2012. For his contribution to the game, he was conferred with country's highest civilian award, Bharat Ratna. He is till date the only sportsperson and the youngest recipient of this coveted award.