Nasser Hussain meets Sachin Tendulkar: Three-part series with The Little Master
Last Updated: 28/08/18 9:50pm
Sachin Tendulkar is the most decorated cricketer of all time.
'The Little Master' is worshipped across the whole of India after scoring over 34,000 runs in Test and ODI cricket.
We despatched former England captain Nasser Hussain to Mumbai to find out more about Tendulkar's glittering career and find out what motivated him to become a true batting superstar.
Press play on the video above to watch episode three in full.
In our final episode, Sachin reflects on the final stages of his cricketing career, culminating in his 200th and last Test, in his home city of Mumbai, in which India thrashed Windies by an innings to send the Little Master off on a winning note.
Tendulkar - who notched 74 in India's sole knock to end his Test career with a record 15,921 runs at an average of 53.78 - says the result, and where it took place, ensured it was the "best send-off he could ever have imagined".
Sachin also speaks about the "best moment of his life", namely winning the 2011 World Cup on home soil, and his long wait to score his 100th international century, which came in an Asia Cup fixture against Bangladesh in Mirpur in 2012.
Plus, Tendulkar reveals whether he achieved everything he wanted from the game - and what he admires most about India's current batting sensation, skipper Virat Kohli.
Sachin tells Nasser that he was "clueless" when he made his Test debut in Pakistan against an attack featuring Wasim Akram, Waqr Younis, Imran Khan and Abdul Qadir - he admits becoming teary and doubting whether he could cut it at the top level after falling for 15 in his first innings.
Tendulkar also discusses how important preparation was for him and how he kept a journal in which he would jot down his record against opposition bowlers, where they got him out and where his boundary options were.
Plus, we hear how Sachin has coped with fans always wanting a piece of him and whether that pressure has been difficult for him and his family.
Sachin looks back on his childhood and explains how his love of sport - and cricket in particular - blossomed under the guiding influence of his parents, brother and coach.
He also shares insights into his philosophy as he worked his way up through the ranks and the drills that helped hone his skills in the early days.
'The Little Master' also reflects on the time his hero Sunil Gavaskar came to watch him bat - and earned the right to face Kapil Dev in the nets at the age of 14.
Watch all three episodes of 'Nasser meets Sachin' On Demand now.
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