With a 27 percent overall pay gap between the genders, across professions, we could just be doing worse in sports.
Gone are the days when cricketers could afford to let just cricket take care of their fitness.
They may have a role to play in his success.
Viewers should be aware that U-17 success doesn't guarantee a successful career as a senior professional. A lot like how a lot of Junior Wimbledon winners don't shine too much on the ATP tour.
Out of all the praise that he is getting, the most significant one is from Parineeti Chopra.
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"As a youngster, cricket used to mean everything. I never expected to be good at something else and make a life out of it," the 1983 World Cup winning captain said.
With Virat Kohli already having 30 centuries as compared to Sachin's 49, and a long career ahead of him, it would be a safe bet to say he'll surpass the record.
Even if these things are fine in the dressing room, you can't say them in public.
The biggest similarity is both players' appetite to bring their A-Game in big matches.