I just don't know where to begin from...the word 'Sachin Tendulkar' is just huge in them to relate passion and cricket. I can unhesitatingly claim that Sachin is the ultimate shape of Indian Cricket, a complex composition of infinite skill, humbleness and patience...He knows the true meaning of Team-spirit and being sporty. He knows what's important at what time - Himself holding the Man of the Match trophy or his team being pictured as Winners! Of course, the Indian team is incomplete without the name, Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar...
Friends, Sachin keep his critics' lips zipped by blowing his bat in the air and vanishing the ball out over the stadium within seconds. When he first stepped onto the ground at the age of about 16 years, he was too unique among his team mates...just half of their heights, hair curled and bushy and very dynamic and enthused. But unfortunately, his first blow of bat in the air couldn't achieve a single run in his account. The similar fate accompanied him in the next few matches. But, just after that, Sachin, like a learnt and experienced guy, when raised his bat, he couldn't get satisfied without the maximum...Yes that was a six and also the start of historical career of Tendulkar, a start which probably never had an end.
When the new format of Cricket started, the 20-20s, Sachin seemed again uncomfortable, and the critics started averring that "Sachin, time to rest!" But you know the records he stood up with in the IPL - 3 for his runner up team, Mumbai Indians! That was enough for the negative minds to let their mouths shut. As I have said earlier, the Indian team will always appear incomplete without Tendulkar. One won't agree that the guy is playing with the bat and ball for 2 decades, celebrating his every birthday in the middle of a series. The obvious corollary is that the experience he has got, itself dominates the ideology of the opponent team. Many a times, it's Sachin's wicket which determines a team's victory.
Now, why I feel that it was Sachin's absence which led to Indian team's fall in the T-20 world cup 2010: -
1] Experience is a deciding factor: - One may say that the experience factor should be nil for Sachin as far as 20-20 is concerned. But dear friends, whatever you say...it's the same game - "Cricket" on the same field, with the same crowd around and quite often the same rukes. So, you can't exclude the name Sachin from any sort of discussion involving Cricket.
2] Sachin's presence means assurance among the players: - Indeed, one may find the Indian team unwrinkled in Sachin's presence, very similarly like the children would feel in presence of their mother, secured, relaxed and of course assured that everything will happen good.
3] Sachin's strategies uncrackable: - Sachin Tendulkar is a maestro, sorry for repeating it once again in my post, but I couldn't help it. He knows when which bowler can gain a wicket. His experienced brain can calculate the highly probable field placements. He knows which ball will add runs to his team's scoreboard. He knows the technique and often remains unmistaken in applying them.