Little master Sachin Tendulkar has ended the year on high note, not only he surpassed the Brian lara but also received the second highest civilian award of India, Padma Vibhushan. 

And unbeaten 103 in chennai test, leading India to achieve the fourth-highest run chase in history to stun England by six wickets, has silenced all his critics, proving that he can score, even in the second innings. The India-England Test at Chennai was one of the best matches India has ever played. 

However, the Test against Australia that was played in the later’s homeground in 1993 in which he scored a swashbuckling century on the fastest wicket(perth) in the World against one of the most fearsome pace bowling attack of the 90s, remains the most memorable one till date because of the rare result. This match will always be remembered for the excellent performance by the living legend. 

He was a mentor, holding the innings together till the end as an anchor. His performance has sent a clear message to his critics — he can still be depended upon.Throughout his career, he has been a statistician’s delight - be it Test cricket, one-day internationals or the shortest version T20. He has been a nightmare for the greatest of the great bowlers. 

He scaled the tallest peak in October this year by crossing the milestone of 12,000 Test runs, going past West Indian living legend Brian Lara. “You know genius when you see it, and let me tell you, Tendulkar is pure genius,” these were the words of Lara when Sachin broke his record. However, in his long, celebrated career, he has faced many ups and downs. 

His popularity can be adjudged by the fact that at the age of 35, he already has four biographies written. Tendulkar has no doubt been the most thorough batsman of his time, and arguably the biggest cricket icon. His aura hasn’t dimmed and he remains the most worshipped cricketer in the world.


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