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    This one paragraph puts into perspective, the totally mind boggling achievement of Sachin Tendulkar.

The Berlin Wall was taken down a week before Sachin Tendulkar first
wore the colours of his country, Nelson Mandela was behind bars, Allan
Border was captaining Australia, and India was a patronised country
known for its dust, poverty, timid batsmen and not much else. In those
days Tendulkar was a tousle-haired cherub prepared to stand his ground
against all comers, including Wasim Akram and the most menacing of the
Australans, Merv Hughes. Now he is a tousle-haired elder still standing
firm, still driving and cutting, still retaining some of the impudence
of youth, but nowadays bearing
also the sagacity of age.    

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