Sachin’s greatness cannot be measured. More than a cricketer, he has been a phenomenon in India. And today, we celebrate the 44th birthday of this legend, who devoted his 24 years to Indian cricket, and made each of us shout ‘SACHIIIN SACHIN’, every time he came to bat.
His exceptional talent was first noticed by his coach Ramakant Achrekar, and under his guidance, he found his way into the Indian cricket team at the age of 16. At that time, many critics believed he was too naive to play international cricket because fast bowlers like Curtly Ambrose and Denzil Marshall had fearsome pace.
But Sachin showed no signs of fear when he was interviewed before the West Indies tour, back in 1989. Watch the little master in his very first interview, and his confidence is amazing.