One thing that I have always admired about Sachin Tendulakar, apart from his cricket, his mature handling of his career and stardom. I grew up watching him grow. The first time I heard his name was when he hit a century on his debut in Ranji Trophy. Those were the days I followed, along with my brother, every cricket match irrespective of who played, national or international.
Yesterday after scoring the 35th century, he had this to say
"Heroes will always be heroes. Mr. Gavaskar was my hero, and he will always be my hero. Message to him is thanks for all the support he has given me. He himself has set such a benchmark that only a disciplined lifestyle can help cross it."
Check the article here.
There is an old interview of Rahul Dravid in cricinfo that is moving tribute to Sachin.
There is no stopping you Sachin. Go for 50/50.