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Sachin to good bye Cricket

Sachin has made up his mind and it will be final. Many think he was not only the greatest cricketer but there never will be another like him.  Maybe this is true or maybe someone will come along who may not equal Sachin but make us remember him.  That certainly will happen.  But all this does not take
away the fact that Sachin will go down as the greatest cricketer, cricket has ever produced.  What has Sachin got that others can only dream of.   Here we can look into some of these qualities and ponder :
(i) Control over emotions.  A rare quality which not only helps to control anger but teaches how to avoid  silly mistakes. 
(ii) Never court controversy.   Sachin knows how to keep away from  controversies. 
(iii) Focusing at task at hand.  We Sachin for his concentration and commitment to cricket. 
(iv) Sachin is a 'Thank U' person.  He will thank all persons who has helped in small measure possible.
These are some of the qualities in Sachin we see.  But above all , its his kn…
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