after a long string of poor scores, and the only big scores coming when they are useless, i bestow upon sachin tendulkar the title "jawaharlal nehru of cricket"
just like The First Prime Minister of India (TM), tendulkar is also lionized beyond all sense, and his failures and incompetence explained away by the sycophant/hagiographers.
i am reluctant to say this because all the folks who make cricket their main religion (ie. those brainwashed by the media) will jump on me and get into flame-wars. but it is true. the parallels between the two are fascinating. tendulkar too has accomplished nothing for the country, only created personal glory for himself.