What is Sachin Tendulkar really like?
I am not a great fan of cricket but there are some sports people whom I am in awe of. Sachin Tendulkar is certainly one of them. A lot is being written about him of late, because he completed 20 years in international cricket. He’s lasted, unlike many others. However Sachin has always been a bit of a reserved person and I have always been curious as to what he is really like, inside.
There is no way of knowing, unless ofcourse one knows him well. I had no hopes of doing that, so the next best thing was to see whether his hand revealed it. Some of my readers know that I am a palmist, but a palmist who firmly believes that you cannot tell the future from one’s palm. I do believe that the hand reveals one’s temperament though. I have analysed Sachin’s hand here, on this post, on my other blog.
Some of what I have written is known about him, but I have tried to explain why he is who he is. There might be some additional points here about him which people are not sure of. Here is an excerpt:
I saw him on television just a few days ago and he was saying something that he has said several times in the past. That money is not that important to him, and it is his passion for the game and his love for India which is more important. I looked for signs in the hand that would either confirm or contradict his words. Well, for one thing, Sachin’s fingers show that he is a straightforward person and he is unlikely to lie. However we can go on to see whether his hand shows a love for money.
Reading Sachin Tendulkar’s hand was fun, because there is always this curiosity that one has about famous people. I mean, is their public image just one big pretence? Or even if it is not pretence, then perhaps the media is misrepresenting them, for the better or for worse? Famous people are always at the mercy of the media. They have to be nice to them, or they well be chewed up. What I have written about Sachin is not all good, but then no one is perfect.
After writing that post, the controversy about Sachin saying that Mumbai belongs to India arose. For the Shiv Sena to claim that his statement is political is ridiculous. He has not talked about whether Mumbai should be made an union territory, if he had said that, then it would have been a political statement. All Sachin did was to say what the majority of Indians feel, that Mumbai belongs to India. Ofcourse it does, there is no doubt about that. His statement has been unnecessarily been given a political colour by parties who want publicity.
It is interesting to note that I had already said that Sachin had this habit of saying things he regrets. And there is no doubt that Sachin is regretting saying what he said now. Even though he knows that what he said was perfectly alright, he hates controversy.