The cricketing world is going gaga over Sachin's mastery of the T20 format of the game. I think they are missing the point. It is not his cool batting that has fetched him four 50+ scores in 6 matches or the fact that he is running hard between the wickets. That is something that is expected. He has always been a great batsman. There is something else. His hunger for excellent was manifest in a failed attempt in yesterday's match with Deccan Chargers. He was off like a hare after the ball that took an outside edge from a Deccan Chargers' batsman and just near the boundary he went sliding to cut off the four. He couldn't cut it off, but his slide towards the ball was sublime. This was also seen in the 1st ODI against South Africa when a diving stop from him shaved one run off a sure boundary. For me, this new drive to fielding excellence defines Sachin Tendulkar. He is the Arjuna of the modern era - someone who never stops learning and excelling.