Growing up in the 1990s in India, Sachin Tendulkar instantly became ones idol as his cricketing charm and general innocence was truly captivating. Such was his dominance on the field of play that he assured his countrymen that nothing was impossible and that insurmountable odds can be overcome. For children, he was the ultimate hero – one they all wanted to grow up to become. In many ways, Tendulkar symbolised the generation that was born around his international debut and those that grew up parallel to his career. His time at the highest level has symbolised the lives of today’s youth on a much larger scale.