Sachin Tendulkar

  • Growing up with Sachin Tendulkar

    Offside and Onside |  Sattwik Biswal
    On October 10, 2013, Sachin Tendulkar took the decision of quitting cricket after playing his 200th Test. The news was massive, sending shock waves all...

  • Tendulkar, the constant

    Gun Barrel |  Jaspreet Sahni
    Now that he's gone, it will hit us. At no. 4, for 24 years, on those 22 yards, he was there. But won't be now;...

  • Master of the indulgent gesture

    Grumble with Gaurav |  Gaurav Kalra
    After the Paralympic Games in London in 2012, a young man called Girisha Hosanagara Nagarajegowda attracted a couple of days of headlines. His high ...

  • Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar: Contrasting batsmen united by their sheer genius

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    The Ferozeshah Kotla is not among my favourite cricket grounds. An unnerving experience of being lathi-charged during an India-Pakistan match in 1999 convinced me that...

  • My Sachin moment, and 8 myths about Tendulkar

    Life As It Is |  Rajesh Kumar
    The year was 1989. A 16-year-old was making his Test debut in Karachi against the fearsome pace attack of Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis. I...

  • Laddoo

    Life As It Is |  Rajesh Kumar
    The alarm clock rang at 5 o' clock in the morning. These days it is more punctual than the neighbour's cock, who had been the...

  • Is Kerala losing form like Sachin Tendulkar?

    The other India |  Debraj Bhattacharya
    It is well-known that Kerala is India's Sachin Tendulkar when comes to progress in Human Development. Over the last two decades it has made giant...

  • Sachin greatest to have played in coloured clothes

    Reverse Swing |  Suresh Menon
    Sachin Tendulkar is the greatest player to have batted in coloured clothes. For nearly two decades after he made his one-day international debut, Tendulkar was...

  • 'Sach' a big question

    RK's space |  Radhakrishnan Sreenivasan
    Three innings and three similar dismissals have turned the world into a court room. Plenty of lawyers in the garb of players and journalists have...

  • Does Tendulkar decide when Tendulkar retires?

    Gun Barrel |  Jaspreet Sahni
    This is hurting - excruciatingly so. It's hard to picture a struggling Sachin Tendulkar, agonising to actually watch it. But this can't continue. The end...

  • The importance of a support system in cricket

    Buddha Speaks |  Sanjay Bangar
    It is common sight nowadays to see Indian players who have done well in international event being showered with rewards from their respective states and...

  • Time flies but India still caught in a TIME warp

    Master and a glass of Margarita |  Tathagata Bhattacharya
    Ever since India started liberalising its economy in 1991, there has been a palpable change in the lives of the 350 million odd upper and...

  • Mixed feelings for Sachin the MP

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    In a nation of multiple gods, mortals run the risk of being elevated to divinity. With cricket as contemporary India's mass religion, Sachin Tendulkar has...

  • Sachin is being handled like a prize horse

    Reverse Swing |  Suresh Menon
    Sachin Tendulkar needs to have a serious chat with his handlers. Like a prize horse, he is being groomed and taken around stud farms as...

  • An open letter to Sachin Tendulkar

    Politically Correct |  Bhupendra Chaubey
    Dear Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar Let me at the outset say that I look at myself as one of your biggest fans, just like the ...

  • In India, a paucity of cricketing intellects

    Reverse Swing |  Suresh Menon
    Old cricketers never die, they simply lose their appeal. I think the original cliché might have been about lawyers, but the shoe fits. What do...

  • In sport, selfishness is intrinsic to greatness

    Reverse Swing |  Suresh Menon
    Great players are, by nature, selfish (the reverse is not necessarily true). They have to be. Richard Dawkins did not extend his theory of the...

  • A Hundred Memories

    Hot Spot |  Chetan Narula
    Manchester, the story began. A boy became a man. His first Test hundred, standing tall amongst ruins. Sydney, the Aussies found a supreme rival. Perth,...

  • My fondest memory of Rahul Dravid

    Hot Spot |  Chetan Narula
    Rahul Dravid was never my favourite cricketer. To someone who followed cricket for the dominance of Sachin Tendulkar, it was nearly frustrating to watch him...

  • Don't watch Tendulkar for the wrong reasons

    Gun Barrel |  Jaspreet Sahni
    Stop, stop right there and come out of the stadium. Switch off that TV. You have messed it all up. Your cricketing viewpoint is suffering...

  • Little things that make the difference

    Cricket Bytes |  E R Ramachandran
    MS Dhoni's statement in a media conference that "Sehwag, Sachin and Gambhir are slow in the field and that costs 20 runs to the team...

  • India's cricketers have provided a necessary crisis

    Reverse Swing |  Suresh Menon
    "Who will tell Sachin?" is the new national obsession and it is amusing. Less than a year ago, the same nation was willing 'Sachin plus...

  • Back to the 90s

    Off the Ball |  Priyanka Kumar
    Displaying remarkable prescience before the start of the match, MS Dhoni, with his usual sage-like demeanour and circumlocutory reasoning, had this to say about his...

  • Tendulkar deserves a last hurrah

    Stump Vision |  R Mohan
    Sachin Tendulkar's ODI career is on its last legs, if they haven't folded already. Those on the inside track say he was to announce his...

  • Let him go...it will be OK

    Grumble with Gaurav |  Gaurav Kalra
    "The team will not seem the same without him. His contribution goes far beyond his batting statistics. The example he sets in every respect and...

  • Let him go...it will be okay

    Grumble with Gaurav |  Gaurav Kalra
    "The team will not seem the same without him. His contribution goes far beyond his batting statistics. The example he sets in every respect and...

  • Ponting's retirement will be easier than Sachin's

    Reverse Swing |  Suresh Menon
    Now that Ricky Ponting has admitted that he does not expect to be picked for Australia's one-day team again after being dropped for the upcoming...

  • There is music but where is Rahman?

    Pentaprism |  Rohit Vats
    Are you planning to watch 'Ek Deewana Tha'? Why, because Prateik Babbar and Amy Jackson are there and a celebrated storyteller Gautham Menon is ...

  • Abandon silly rotation policy for batsmen

    Stump Vision |  R Mohan
    Sachin Tendulkar did not play the ODI in Adelaide. I cannot imagine a sillier decision could have been made on the grounds of satisfying the...

  • What's in a number? A lot, we're made to believe

    Reverse Swing |  Suresh Menon
    One hundred hundreds. A series whitewash. Another series whitewash, this time the whitewasher becoming the whitewashed. Statistics, decimal points, run rates, rankings - perhaps it...