Tendulkar’s batting magnificence has been chronicled so much over the years that anything written about him generates as much passion as he does on any cricket field.
But with such performances come expectations. So much that almost every time this champion comes in to bat, high expectations generate a sort of fear — in the stadium, homes, TV stations, internet and wherever he is revered.
If he failed to perform, disappointment and even a rare criticism would follow.
His every shot, movement and stint on the ground is monitored not by commentators and experts alone, but by every single cricket fan.