Sachin Proving Worth As Captain by Storming Mumbai Indians to Semis

Jiteendra JimiwalContributor IApril 15, 2010

"Sachin proving worth as captain by storming Mumbai Indian to semis"

If a question is asked to any cricket fanatic that who is the greatest player in the history of cricket; his or her answer would be more or less the same i.e. Sachin Tendulkar. From the last 20 years, this gem of a cricket is proving himself both on and off the field continuously and without doubt has been spot on most of the time. Either it's Test cricket, ODI version or the newest spicy T20; Sachin is bang on target wherever he has put his foot. Virtually all the records in the modern arena in cricket field are both created and overtaken by the Master Blaster. His most recent breathtaking 200* against SA, was far most the best ODI knock since the commencement of the version.

But the only blurred spot in his international career was his complete failure as a captain of Indian cricket team. His tenure as leader of the Indian ODI as well as Test teams was not at all fruitful as the team very rarely achieved success when he was at the forefront leading them. Although some of the memorable wins were achieved during his tenure, it seemed that he was not at all comfortable with the crown; which is frequently termed as the crown of thorns in the cricket world. But after nearly a decade, he has proved himself in this field too. In the ongoing Indian Premier League, he had led Mumbai Indians from the front by taking them to the semi-finals. Not only he had guided the team wisely, but also is the leading run scorer in the tournament with above 550 runs in 12 matches with a healthy average of 50 plus and strike rate of 150 plus. His form has been awesome; and without hitting much sixes he has maintained one of the finest strike rates with his timely and well placed shot selection.

Being in a team with Sachin Tendulkar itself motivates any player. This is what which is acting as a catalyst for the young Mumbai Indians rookies like Ambati Rayadu and Saurav Tiwari; who are proving as an asset for the team in this edition. Sachin's persona is taken up as a ideal by the upcoming youth of the country's budding cricket talent and is helping them to develop into fine players. Sachin had occasionally said that he has played so consistently and magnificently in his career only because he enjoys what he is doing, i.e. playing cricket. This is true for every sport and any field; you can't succeed and excel until you love what you do.

Sachin has now virtually collected every feather of success in his cap by captaining his side intelligently and successfully. Widely hailed and regarded to be God of Cricket, he remains a force to reckon with and the ultimate genius in the sporting world. No matter how many generations pass, his legacy will always be remembered in the folklore's of Indian and Wolrd sport.