The 29 Greatest Joys Of Growing Up With Sachin Tendulkar

Posted on Oct 11 2013 - 4:30am by Rega Jha

Let your heart bleed a little bluer than usual. The legendary cricketer has announced his retirement.

When he came on to bat, the entire family gathered in front of the T.V. with bated breath.

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He gave little boys all over India the courage to follow their dreams.

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Because even before he was a professional cricketer, he had set a world record.

The 29 Greatest Joys Of Growing Up With Sachin Tendulkar

By hitting a 664 run partnership with Vinod Kambli in an inter-school cricket match in Mumbai.

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At 18, he was the first non-white member of the Yorkshire Cricket Club. Indians everywhere brushed off their shoulders.

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