For all of us who have always identified Sachin as the god of cricket, it is but natural to be taken aback when we find out that Tendulkar, who retired from all forms of cricket last year, is reportedly set to play himself in a biopic that will hit 2,000 screens across the world in the near future.
Mostly, it’s because we just cannot imagine Sachin doing anything else apart from playing cricket. Moreover, we do not want Sachin to go down the path of Ajay Jadeja whose so-called acting in Khel made us cringe or Navjot Singh Sidhu, whose fake laughter on countless comedy shows is enough torture to drive a person insane.
On the other hand, it is also true that all of us had no problem when we saw him in a Pepsi ads saying ‘Yeh dil maange more‘ or in Boost ads saying ‘Boost is the secret of my energy‘. Moreover, can any person do justice to the role of a person who has broken almost all records in cricket and is called the god of that game?
We take a look at some historical precedents.