Goes to: Sachin Tendulkar
He was God last April. Had a minor blip towards the start of this year. Then became unbearable with that hairdo of his. And then he became an MP. And he scored runs at an average that most tailenders would aim to shake off. And he refused to leave!
Finally, after enough nudging had been done, he quit from one format, only for a tearful nostalgia-blinded nation to cry about his achievements and buy him enough time to hang around in Test cricket for another couple of years. Sigh.
Image: Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar is bowled during the opening day of the first Test match against New Zealand at the Rajiv Gandhi International cricket stadium in Hyderabad on August 23, 2012.