Just when the eyes of the world were on Sachin Tendulkar’s farewell Test match at Wankhede, a large gathering of corporate leaders had converged just a stone’s throw away to honour another Indian legend. The high praise from visiting Finance Minister
P Chidambaram for Ratan Tata was itself a tribute to the master blaster — calling the industrialist the Sachin Tendulkar of corporate India. PC went on to say that Ratan is “as big a draw as Sachin”. For someone who had to almost reluctantly step down from the crease when he clearly had the energy to go for another decade, Ratan’s empathy for Sachin was apparent, but more so his admiration that someone so young had such amazing grace. “Great to see the genuine public adoration for Sachin Tendulkar. He has truly made us all proud. He has achieved so much with such humility.” It takes one to know one.