25 September, 2020

Sachin An Intimate Potrait

India's cricketing genius takes a rare holiday—and provides a glimpse of his game, his life, his family

Sachin An Intimate Potrait

NUMBERS don't suffice when the subject is Sachin Tendulkar. You need some words set to music. You need a Brothers in Arms tune and a Mark Knopfler clone to strum the guitar. You need to come up with this to explain who he is: "Gonna tell you the Sachin Tendulkar story—about a boy who rose to fame playing cricket as a kid in the streets of Bombay, born to be a household name, he can hit those fours and sixes, that Tendulkar boy sure can play, he's got the passion and devotion, blasting away, he's here to stay, now he's hitting those balls into glory, with a power that cuts like a knife, he's a winner—a winner in the game of life, a winner in the game of life." (The title theme in the just-released documentary Tendulkar at 25, aired on DD on August 16 with a rerun on DD-II on August 23.)

Though the lean crew that markets the Indian genius has to raid Dire Straits for a signature tune to embellish the ultimate batsman that Baron Frankenstein might assemble in the modern era, it is, perhaps, going to be emblematic of our nation...



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