Sachin Tendulkar’s small, 5’ 5” frame dominated not just Indian, but world, cricket, for a quarter of a century. He was admired by his fellow-cricketers, adored by his fans, and revered, even worshipped by millions of his countrymen. He played in a record 200 test matches, in which he scored 15,921 runs, the highest ever scored by any batsman, hitting 51 tons and 68 half-centuries. He played 463 one-day International matches (ODIs), more than anyone else, in which he scored 18,426 runs, becoming the only player to cross 18,000 runs, hitting 49 centuries and 96 fifties. The list of Sachin’s achievements in cricket goes on and on and can fill a small book. He holds a place in cricket that is second perhaps only to that other legend, the Australian cricketer, Sir Donald Bradman. This book takes a look at the life of the famous cricketer and the various influences that shaped him to become who he is – an outstanding cricketer, and a good human being.