At seventeen, Sachin Tendulkar became the second youngest man to make a hundred in international cricket; ever since, there has been no looking back. Today, Sachin is widely regarded as the world's finest batsman, with over 33,000 international runs - the highest aggregate by far for any cricketer - and an incredible 100 international centuries to his credit. In this biography of India's greatest sportsperson ever, Gulu Ezekiel pens a compelling account of Sachin the man and his passion for cricket. He tracks Sachin from his childhood when he first caught the bug of cricket, and follows him on his meteoric rise to international stardom. With unfailing attention to detail, he reconstructs the crucial matches and events that have marked Sachin's career and reveals the magic of the cricketer whom Wisden Cricket Monthly once dubbed 'bigger than Jesus' .