Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar on 24th April 2023 celebrates his 50th birthday. The former is also knowns as the GOD of cricket all around the world. The Indian allrounder R Ashwin shares how the GOD of cricket has been his inspiration to take up the sport. A fact is that Sachin Tendulkar has played six ODI World Cups (1992, 1996, 1999, 2003, 2007, and 2011). In the year 2011, he won the world cup and ended his long streak of not winning the world cup.
R Ashwin on SRT
“I played some of my cricket with Sachin (Tendulkar), and the high point has to be the 2011 World Cup. He had waited 22 years for the world title, yet again, it defined him. Sachin Sir had never given up hope and was putting in the hardest possible effort to achieve his dream,”
“He wanted to be the best in the world, and nothing else would suffice. That was him. All hard work and self-belief, and single-minded pursuit of excellence. He inspired me greatly in trying to become the cricketer I am. To try and excel each time I stepped onto the field wearing the India jersey. Be the best version of myself against the best of opponents. It was fitting that we dedicated the 2011 World Cup triumph to him,”
R Ashwin further added that
“He was the kind of glue which had galvanized the nation. Each time he would walk out to bat, it was as if all of India was doing the same with him. He shaped our understanding of what Indians can achieve. And that’s his real legacy. Hope. Giving us all hope each day he played the sport. And we are forever grateful to him for this,”