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Tendulkar the master

Is India’s Sachin Tendulkar the greatest sportsman in the world?

By Jay Elwes   August 2011

The world’s best cricketer is on British soil this summer, in what may be his final tour of England. Sachin Tendulkar of India is here. There is a strong case that he is not only the greatest cricketer, but also at present the greatest sportsman in the world.

Tendulkar was born in Mumbai in 1973; his father, Ramesh, was a Marathi-language novelist. Sachin has always been special. In 1988, during a school match, he and a partner scored 664 runs between them, a record for any form of the game. Such was the ferocity of the onslaught that the bowlers…

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