I have mixed feelings today. I could not see THE GOD in action today so I was miserable but feeling glad that I was saved of the heartbreak that the remaining 10 caused us!
He has amassed 17,000 runs in ODIs in 435 matches with 45 hundreds and 91 fifties and yet we question him.
Today was a repeat of the 1999 Chennai heartbreak. Opponents different , the situations the same. Sachin singlehandedly had led the chase then and the rest could not manage the 16 runs. Today he actually made us believe that 350 could be chased and he almost did. 175 of 141 balls and he had singlehandedly almost demolished the Aussies.
We, his team and us fans, failed him yet again. His team cause they could not chase the balance 19 runs of 17 balls and we fans who at the end of the match complained – But he did not complete the target again!
Damn you all dimwits! Yuvraj and Dhoni have never chased a target of 350 – they don’t have it in them. So don’t give me that crap about see how these two stay till the end! They have come into the team where they grew under the shade of the GOD, the WALL and the PRINCE. Give Dhoni and Yuvraj a target of 250-300 and they are fine but give them 300+ and they are down mentally.
There is only one man in this Indian team who for the last 20 years has believed that nothing is impossible and has given it his all. He is the sole person today who believed that 350 was achievable and almost proved it.
Sigh! I’m convinced it’s a collective conspiracy against this man that is going on for the last 20 years. Whatever he does is simply not enough – for his team and for his fans.
There will not be a greater player than him ever – I’m confident of that. At 36 years today he put all those young 20 some things in his team to complete shame. Sixers straight down the track, cheeky runs of the third man area, scintillating cover drives, trademark straight drives. He played every shot in his repository and after 20 years, still manages to enthral us every time he sets his foot on the ground. Tell me who in the current lot is capable of carrying his legacy forward? NONE!
Sachin ‘GOD’ Tendulkar we take a bow, again and again and forever! For last 20 years you have given us so many moments to treasure, so many moments that make us smile and so many moments that make us proud that you belong to us , you belong to India.
And on behalf of all those dimwits who doubt your commitment and feel that you did not stay till the end to achieve a victory – I apologize.
Please forgive them my Lord, for they know not what they do and speak.
so so so true!!!…
we Indians just dont know the worth of this guy….we just take him for granted..we are actually fortunate to have seen this amazing "God's Gift to cricket" play…we could not see Bradman…but we have been seeing Sachin for the last 20 yrs…n hopefully 2-3 more years to come…& we should be grateful for thst..
awesome blog…but u don't need to criticise Dhoni & Yuvi to prove Sachin's greatness…
@shreyas: They will get a hard lesson in life – as I said Dhoni and Co. have had an easy baptism in cricket and though he impressed me early on his recent behaviour has been nothing short of disappointing! they have a fine example in front of them yet they do not want to learn humility!
@pins and ashes: As i said again Dhoni is lacking humility and if you forget that you not gonna stay on top for long – take a cue from Sachin as long as he is there! And well said – agree with you on everything!
Pins N Ashes
Mental..what, What did Dhoni have for an excuse for the loss!! He hasn't faced the best bowlers in the world the kinds of Walsh, Ambrose, Warne, Donald, and the media hails his as a great batsman. Absurd!!
Remb. IPL 1, when Chennai Superkings played against Rajasthan Royals, N our captain was clueless how to face Warne!!
Sachin is gr8. After fielding for a full 50 overs then chasing an almost impossible 350, 175, batting for almost 47 overs at 36 yrs. Salute the man! his passion n love for the game n his country
I wanted him to get to 200 and make the record 🙁
Did u also notice.. Ponting gave an ode to the greatness on display… while our skipper sulked cos his team lost… Where do we imbibe sportsmanship into these blokes???? Did he not realize he saw one of the best cricket innings possible…. and if he didnt what does it speak fr his cricket acumen???
my thoughts exactly… hail the GOD