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'Sachin Taught Me The Impossible Is Attainable'

The true successor to Usain Bolt was all gung-ho when asked if he’d be keen to talk about Sachin on the eve of his 40th birthday

'Sachin Taught Me The Impossible Is Attainable'
AFP (From Outlook 29 April 2013)
'Sachin Taught Me The Impossible Is Attainable'
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Yohan Blake, the world knows, is the true successor to Usain Bolt. The ‘Beast’, as they lovingly call him, runs fast—and, like many fellow Jamaicans, watches cricket. Double silver medallist at the London Olympics 2012, Blake is focused on going one better at Rio 2016. However, that will never keep him from watching his favourite icon Sachin Tendulkar play and from nurturing a desire to bowl to Sachin once. Blake, an ardent Sachin fan, was all gung-ho when asked if he’d be keen to talk about Sachin on the eve of his 40th birthday. Here are excerpts from a conversation with Boria Majumdar:

Yohan, your take on Sachin turning 40 and still continuing to enthral spectators around the world.

Firstly, I don’t consider myself qualified enough to talk about an icon of the level of Sachin Tendulkar. Having said that, I must say I grew up watching Sachin bat. I have been a cricket fan since I was four years old and from the earliest years, Sachin has been one of my heroes. In...

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