The 24-year span of Sachin Tendulkar has witnessed him conquer unscaled heights in the field of cricket.
The Messiah of Indian cricket is still at the summit of the most number of runs scored in international cricket, as well as the most number of hundreds.
Sachin achieved the feat of scoring a hundred hundreds in his career. An unthinkable feat, which would have been ridiculed at one point in time in the by-gone era.
However, Sachin also has few regrets in his glittering career, which he recently shared. One was playing with his fellow Mumbai legend, ‘Little Master’ Sunil Gavaskar.
Before Sachin made his debut against Pakistan in 1989, Gavaskar already hung up his boots a couple of years earlier. As a kid, Sachin idolized Gavaskar and tagged him as his ‘batting hero’.
“I have two regrets. The first is that I have never played with Sunil Gavaskar. Mr Gavaskar was my batting hero when I grew up and not playing with him as part of a team remains a regret. Mr Gavaskar retired a couple of years before I made my debut,” Sachin told cricket.com.
The other regret Sachin had in his career is not to share the field with West Indian talisman Viv Richards, at the international level, despite their careers overlapping for a couple of years. Albeit, the two shared the field during a few county cricket matches in England.
“My other regret is not having played against my childhood hero Sir Vivian Richards. I was fortunate to have played against him in county cricket, but I still rue not being able to play against him in an international match. Even though Sir Richards retired in 1991 and we have a couple of years overlapping in our careers, we did not get to play against each other,” concluded the batting maestro.