A perfectionist. A teacher. An art collector. A glimpse into the Master’s life through exclusive photographs.
MARCH 17, 2012 DHAKA For the Record
Sachin looks ecstatic and exhausted in equal measure just hours after he scored his 100th international hundred, a relief after 12 months of waiting. Before he reached his room, No. 723, at the Pan Pacific Hotel, the team management arranged for a cake and decorated the room with balloons.
"I am human and it is difficult to stay insulated from all the talk around you. I’m glad it is done finally,”
DECEMBER 2011 MUMBAI Master Craftsman
On the eve of a match, it is near impossible to find Sachin not doing something with his bat. Here, he puts final touches to his willow. He has in his home each of the bats he has scored an international hundred with.
"At least with me, the match starts much, much earlier than the actual match.”
On his preparation
JUNE 2013 LONDON
After watching from the sidelines as Arjun got coaching lessons at the Ealing Cricket Club, Sachin realised his son’s balance was not right when he was trying to come forward. The coaches also turned students as they got a free batting lesson.
he said later, at the Dhaka Pan Pacific Hotel