The greastest run-scorer in the history of cricket, SACHIN TENDULKAR retired in 2013 after an astonishing 24 years at the top. The most celebrated Indian cricketer of all time,he received the Bharat Ratna Award-India's highest civilian honour on the day of his retirement. Now Sachin Tendulker tells his own remarkeble story-from his first Test cap at the age of 16 to his 100th international century and the emotional final farewell that brought his country to a standstill. When a boisterous Mumbai youngster's excess energies were channelled into cricket,the result was record breaking schoolboy batting exploits that launched the carrer of cricketing phenomenon . Before long Sachin Tendulkar was the cornerstone of india's batting lineup, his every move watched by a cricket-mad nation's devoted followers.