It was the last ball on day 3 of the test match between India and Sri Lanka. Tendulkar was batting on 104 and Suresh Raina – on his test debut – was at the non-striker’s end. Raina had already taken his gloves and helmet off to prepare for the end of the day. Tendulkar, however was still going on with his job. He hit the last ball for a boundary. I can’t think of any single word to cover the difference in attitude but the contrast was striking. This is a part of what it takes to achieve greatness.
Posted on July 30, 2010 by K. M.