Sachin Tendulkar is generally a picture of grace and poise. His demeanour and the way he carries himself will never exude the arrogance that you often find with celebrities, especially in this day and age. There are very few instances of Tendulkar losing his temper on the field or having an ugly verbal spat with an opposition player.
Having said that, there are some occasions, when the best of us lose it and there are times when even ‘God’s’ bleed. One such rare instance occurred when Tendulkar was batting with VVS Laxman during part 1 of the legendary Sharjah desert storms.
“I remember that a couple of times my emotions came out and I ended up shouting at Laxman ‘Run two, it’s my call why aren’t you running?” Sachin recalled. He added. “I received a scolding from my brother as soon as I reached home. He told me ‘these sort of things shouldn’t happen in the ground. He’s your teammate, he’s also playing for the team. It’s not your match alone; he’s also playing with you. I got a bit of a hiding at home.