The tirade against Tendulkar has reached new idiocy levels. It is one thing to expect volatile, immature, irrational followers of Indian cricket to make ludicrous charges against the great man, it it totally another for the so-called reporters of the game to write irresponsibly. The article by Siddharth Monga in cricinfo is a case in point. It seems that Sachin is in a damned if I do, damned if I don’t situation with these charlatans. He fails, and they are after his blood, he scores and they seek more blood, he scores slowly and he is compared with Ponting and on and on. Tendulkar should probably approach these buffoons on a daily basis and ask for a “to-do list” and perform like an assembly line cricketer. Mohan has repeatedly mentioned on this blog as to how Tendulkar of today is not the same one we may have seen even two years back, he has changed, he has become more human and he struggles like everybody else. But is there anyone, anywhere in the horizon of Indian cricket today who can do any better. For goodness sake, he has scored two centuries pretty much back to back and has put India in positions of winning on both occasions. As I have mentioned earlier, the ball is literally in the bowlers’ half, they did not perform in Chittagong, hopefully they will deliver here in Mirpur. What if he attempted to score quickly after Dravid got out and triggered a collapse? India have managed to reach a score which practically closes the door on them having to bat again, they have provided more than enough time for the bowlers to get even a more reputable side out twice. And Tendulkar has played a very crucial role in bringing India to this position. Give it a break guys, leave the fella alone, he has delivered in the past albeit differently, he continues to deliver in a more humanistic way. Why does he alone have to always prove himself to ridiculous levels of detail (thank god they have left his personal life alone, else, given a chance, they will start questioning his way of raising kids as well I suppose!!). He is a champion, will continue to be one, and will always remain the greatest player to have graced our generation for me….