The British media has lavished acclaim on iconic batsman Sachin Tendulkar and according to a cavalcade accounting by above England cricketer Ed Smith, Manchester United brilliant Wayne Rooney should apprentice how to about-face expectations into inspiration.
In an commodity accent 'Sanctuary of bulge lets Tendulkar acknowledge genius,' Smith had written, "Twice aftermost week, sportsmen accept accepted me spectacularly wrong. First, Sachin Tendulkar accomplished 14,000 Test-match runs. And that's not the amazing part.
"It took him beneath innings to get from 13,000 to 14,000 than any added 1,000-run block of his career. A case could be fabricated that he is at his best now, at 37," the bi-weekly noted.
The commodity said Tendulkar and Rooney were destined for attenuate greatness, alike from teenage. Tendulkar has gone on and done it.
A year ago, Rooney looked placed to do the same. But now, as never before, there are absolute doubts that he will become the amateur we already affected he would be.
"Make no mistake, Tendulkar's career has not been as serene as it ability look, there accept been arguments with coaches and bout referees, an unsatisfactory spell as captain and continued phases back the brood has bare him.
"Tendulkar has had endless moments back annoyance could accept afflicted him. He has never absolute his top, never absent his dignity. Instead,frustration has inpired him."
"Above all, his career has been played out beneath the adumbration of astounding expectation. Footballers in England accept to accord with actuality heroes. In India it is alike worse: they are meant to be Gods."
"According to the address 'Tendulkar has appear to the cessation that there is one abode area he is chargeless from the hassles of fame. There is one branch area he cannot be pestered. It is declared the crease.
"With the bat in his hands, Tendulkar is the aqueduct of his own life, not aloof a actor in a soap opera. There, out in the middle, no one can stop him actuality himself - not a active media, not ever ambitious fans, not intering coaches or acquisitive agents."
"It is the ultimate irony: the greatest actors are never freer than back they're on the stage. That is the way for Rooney to acquisition the way out of his present difficulties - he charge accept the courage to accurate himself on the pitch, to accomplish it his sanctuary."
"If he allows himself to become acrimonious and resentful, he will not alone become conflicting from his fans, but additionally from his talent. No admiration the brawl is bouncing off him at the moment; he apparently would like to repel the accomplished game.
"Instead, he charge apprentice to adulation it again. Shamed by declared contest off the angle and ashamed by contest on it, Rooney could be forgiven for activity apologetic for himself," the address said.
"It would be a accustomed affair to feel. But he doesn't aspire to normality, but to greatness. And greatness, as Tendulkar has showed demands a all-powerful amount of animation and affecting dexterity. Rooney charge locate his close Tendulkar, a ability who got alike with his critics by scoring hundreds."
"For Rooney, in every sense, it's time to about-face the burden into goals."