...Sachin Tendulkar would have been Albert Einstein!
And it does not take rocket science or any theory of relativity to figure out why.
If you correctly recall Tendulkar in his early days and compare his mop on top with that of the Nobel Laureate, the first thing that strikes you is their common gravity-defying streak!
So there you realize, the inkling was there and pretty early too. It's only that we missed the point.
Peep into their private life and there they come, walking down the aisle with elderly ladies. As a footnote, Einstein scored over Tendulkar, doing an encore subsequently.
Let's get into serious business.
Einstein propounded E = mc2. Tendulkar's riposte was a solid T20 = Dessert, an equally revolutionary formula with a gastronomic tinge about it.
Einstein was considered a science icon but Tendulkar does not lag behind either.
In fact, Tendulkar is a certified Mumbai Indians icon and the attestation was done by none other than Lalit Modi, the then master of the T20 universe.
And if you still insist on similarities, here goes the clincher.
If Einstein is the Father of Modern Physics, Tendulkar is...well...father of two.
Now that should settle the issue once and for all.
P.S. Those who prefer it the other way round, read If Paris Hilton Been a Cricketer and Had Harry Potter Been A Cricketer elsewhere at BCC!.
(A reproduction of a September 11, 2009 post)