"Sachin Sachin" will reverberate in my ears till I stop breathing' -Sachin Tendulkar in his farewell speech. Sachin Tendulkar's retirement from the sport in November 2013 was among the most-watched cricket events of the year, one that tugged at the heartstrings of Indians and cricket lovers worldwide. Shortly after Tendulkar walked off the field for the last time, the Government of India bestowed upon him the Bharat Ratna, the country's highest civilian honour. Sachin Tendulkar: The Man Cricket Loved Back is an ESPNcricinfo anthology of fine writing on India's greatest cricketer. This collection brings together affectionate and perceptive appreciations from both teammates and rivals who saw Tendulkar up close. It also features several interviews conducted with Sachin over the years, as well as superb pictures of him on and off the field, making for a comprehensive portrait of both the cricketer and the man.