Jim Maxwell is one of the senior-most radio commentators in cricket and has been working with the ABC for decades. During his time, Maxwell has described the craft of a lot of great cricketers. He talks about why Tendulkar is so special.
More words have been written about Tendulkar than probably any cricketer in history, yet few writers have been able to fully grasp his powers. Veteran sportswriter Rohit Brijnath, a senior correspondent with the Straits Times in Singapore, says no words or numbers or quotes can replace the "experience"
Normally shy, Sachin Tendulkar keeps his thoughts within the confines of the dressing room. Only a handful of journalists have had the privilege of interviewing him on a number of occasions. One of them, Lokendra Pratap Sahi, a senior editor at the Kolkata Telegraph, talks about his interactions with Tendulkar and why he admires him
Only Jack Hobbs has scored more Test runs than Australia and nobody has managed to come close in ODIs. Like Gavaskar before him, Tendulkar managed to score big against the strongest team of his era and earned the affection of cricket lovers in Australia. Australian writer Mike Coward chats about this relationship
Most runs in Tests and ODIs. Check. Most centuries in both formats. Check. Most Man-of-the-Match awards. Check. There are very few records that Sachin Tendulkar doesn't own and number-geeks, world over, have rarely seen such a run-glutton before. Here Andy Zaltzman chats about Tendulkar the statistical phenom
Indian and Pakistani fans have always loved each other's cricket heroes. Do journalists feel the same way? Pakistan's great, good and not-so-great bowlers troubled Tendulkar, so for Osman Samiuddin, who has extensively covered Pakistan cricket, it was oddly satisfying to watch him succeed against them
Over his 24-year international career, Tendulkar was never far from the spotlight but photographing him brought its own set of challenges. You had to be patient until you saw what you wanted, says veteran Australian photographer Mark Ray
Though no one has kept tabs, it would perhaps be safe to say that more words have been written about Tendulkar than any other cricketer in the history of the game. We asked cricketer writers and journalists to share their memories of covering Tendulkar. Here, Clayton Murzello, the sports editor of a Mumbai tabloid, recalls his days waiting at airports and chasing leads