Sachin Tendulkar has now turned into a mentor for a young indian side. Sachin Tendulkar has always relished being a mentor to upcoming players but during the current One-Day International triangular series in Australia he has to shoulder that burden to a greater degree in the absence of Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid.
Though Sachin may be shortest of all the Indian players but he towers above with the sheer weight of his stature.
Even as Indian cricket undertakes the bumpy road to transition, Tendulkar stands out as the bridge that leads to the future. For a team whose average age is just 23, it's just ideal that they have Tendulkar as their cornerstone.
"The experience of Sachin is very vital for the team and he is sharing it with the younger lot," India’s assistant coach Lalchand Rajput says.