MCG Boxing Day Crowd Welcomes Sachin Tendulkar
No athlete so thoroughly dominates and transcends his sport quite like Sachin Tendulkar. A legend and quasi-deity in India, the man’s fame is well beyond that of a Bollywood matinÃ©e idol and difficult to put in words for non-observers of cricket. Tendulkar had the impossible weight of a 1.2 billion-strong nation on his shoulders throughout the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup and came through in the clutch, as India took the title on home soil. It was no surpirse then, that the top run-scorer and century maker in Test and One-Day International cricket history prompted this reception at Melbourne Cricket Ground on Boxing Day.