“Nervous? After 18 full years in the cauldron, after 41 ODI hundreds and 37 Test centuries, after scoring over 27,000 runs in international cricket? That’s a bit like Edmund Hillary developing summit sickness on the descent from Mount Everest.”

“And, long after the advent of the World Wide Web, long after the hirsute entry of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, well after the Twenty20 glory, there still is Sachin Tendulkar.

But, don’t take that for granted. There will soon come a day when he’ll be gone, and Indian cricket, as well as our cultural discourse, will never be the same again.”

Source: The Hindu