5 life lessons we can all learn from Sachin Tendulkar
A look at some of the life lessons that can be gleaned from Sachin Tendulkar's career.
Lives of great sportspersons can sometimes be quite enlightening and some of the lessons can be beyond their obvious mastery over their respective sports. In that regard, Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar is definitely an example and his career, that stretched over a period of almost a quarter of a century, certainly had some great lessons for most who might have followed the course of his cricketing journey.
Tendulkar has been in the public eye right from the time he was a teenager and hence, the lessons from his life are manifold. However, for the purposes of this exercise, we are only going to look at 5 of the most important life lessons that the life and times of Sachin Tendulkar have for everyone.
#5 Courage amidst adversity
A cricketer might have all the talent in the world but courage, particularly in times of adversity, is an important ingredient for anyone who wants to reach the very pinnacle of his trade and Tendulkar showed that attribute during his very first international tour. Debuting on a tour of Pakistan can be the most difficult initiation to international cricket for any cricketer but it is even more so when the cricketer in question is only 16 years old.
However, Tendulkar marked the start of his remarkable career with a show of steely courage that is rarely seen. After being totally out of sorts against the combined might of Pakistan's pace arsenal, he seemed to lose hope. However, worst was yet to come as he was hit on the nose by a Waqar Younis thunderbolt when India were trying to save the 4th Test. Instead of going off, he wiped his nose and carried on batting to help India draw the game.
That sort of courage in the face of such adversity showed what Tendulkar was made of very early on in his career.