hit me in a short span of time .. Those were really heart-breaking, distressing and depressing moments for me .. I don’t know how will I bear it and when will I come out of it?? .. No idea at all ..

The first moment came almost 15 days ago when our own Saurav Ganguly decided to call it a day after the Australian test series .. It was so sad .. I was so unhappy on that day .. Saurav has always been an audacious, aggressive, daring and an honest player and a grat captain of India .. He taught the India Cricket team the mantra ‘TIT for TAT‘ .. He taught us how to give it back and respond when you face sledging and abuses from your opponent team .. He is considered to be the most successful Indian captain and his records speak for himself .. He is certainly my role model and he has always been .. He is a fighter .. he was dropped from the team .. When he was called back, he came back with a bang by scoring a ton and other great scores.. His fighting spirit will always be mentioned when one is talking about the fight and the struggle any individual has to go through in today’s competitive world .. We will miss you Saurav – Dada – The Prince of Kolkata .. You truly are one of the giants of Indian cricket and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the fun and entertainment you have given us all these years ..

** Bowing my head for the appreciation to his contribution to world cricket **

And the second gloomy moment came today when suddenly Anil Kumble decided to quit International cricket following his injuries .. What a heartbreaking moment that was for me .. I was thunder-truck .. Anil is the highest wicket-taker for India in test cricket and that tells you the whole story .. He too has been a giant of the Indian cricket .. He is playing since last 18 years and what a wonderful and amazing journey that has been .. He is a big-hearted man .. He once came on the field and bowled with a broken jaw .. He once bowled with a fractured finger .. Today he too came with an injured hand and bowled for the last time .. What a true servant he has been for the world cricket .. A true match winner ..We will miss this mechanical engineer from bengalru and nick- named ‘Jumbo‘ in future series .. How can we forget that 10 wicket haul against Pakistan in Delhi, can we?? .. During his farewell, Dhoni carried him on his shoulders and they took a round of the kotla ground to receive the last words from his fans .. What a sight that was .. That gesture of him told the future story – Now the captaincy has been transferred to Dhoni’s shoulder from Kumble’s .. That is a beginning of a new era .. We will miss you Jumbo ..

** Anil, you truly deserve a round of applause and a standing ovation from all the cricket fans worldwide .. **

I could sense a very important part of my life going away with these retirements ..It is hard to fill in those big shoes of Saurav and Kumble so let us see how it goes in the future !!

All the best Indian Cricket team !!

Soham

13 Responses to “Two Gloomy Moments –”

  1. I totally second your thoughts !!!
    We’ll miss both of them.

  2. can’t comment sensible on cricket or cricketers.. If i do, it will be insult to both, the game and players! So no comments on this post of yours…

  3. kumble was agreat cricketer,fighter and a human being ..
    we will miss him and gangluly too ..
    Being a die hard fan i cant imagine the day sachin retires ..

  4. Like Sakhi no comments on cricket!

  5. All good things have to come to end. The ageing superstars of indian cricket had to make way to young blood. Hence the exit is sad but inevitable.
    please read my posts
    Kumble’s exit:inevitable but sad
    Ganguly axed. Who is next?

  6. Totally agreed with you Sota.
    TWO BIG BIG SHOES TO BE FILLED IN.

    What a man Ganguly was – one of the greatest comebacks every by an Indian after being dropped out of the side, and from the captainship – He averaged nearly 50+ in tests for the past year and a half or so. He lifted the Indian Cricketing Spirit to a very next level, for Captains like Kumble and Dhoni to ride upon and give back the world what Indians used to get before in return.

    Kumble – He redefined and reinstated the faith in leg spin for India. A lot of young upcoming leggies will look upto him as a role model, where he on numerous occassions single handedly has given India a lot of wins.

    Truly both of them would be missed a lot.

    Ironically, within a span of next 2-3 years our Indian team would miss a lot of players slowly.
    With Laxman, Dravid to follow – and ofcourse who can forget the LEGEND OF THE LEGEND – Sachin Tendulkar.

    Man I dont know how INDIA wuld react when Sacin retires.

    Damn …

    Cheers

    Samy

  7. Dear Soham, It’s a part of life and v hv 2 accept it. if they don’t retire now u 2’ll join expressedly or otherwise with those who would insist their exit. In my view, for them it’s the most appropriet time for graceful retirement which very few of our cricketing heroes have enjoyed. B ready for more shocks not far off.
    Balkrishna surajiwala

  8. @Daroga:

    Yeah man .. To sad !!

  9. @arvind:

    Well, I dont know when sachin retires, how am I gonna react?? .. I think I will go crazy ..

    A mere thought of Sachin taking a last walk makes me speechless, sad and depressed .. In real, I dont know how will I bear it ??

    May be I will cry out loud once so that I can be free !!

  10. @Malhar:

    Yup.. I agree .. But this retirements make us sad ..

    Your articles are really very nice .. Keep up the good work ..

  11. @Samy:

    As I have already mentioned,

    I dont know when sachin retires, how am I gonna react?? .. I think I will go crazy ..

    A mere thought of Sachin taking a last walk makes me speechless, sad and depressed .. In real, I dont know how will I bear it ??

    May be I will cry out loud once so that I can be free !!

  12. @Surajiwala:

    Graceful retirement is what everyone long for but that thought of not seeing them anymore on the cricket field makes me sad and depress ..

    I know such sad moments are coming on my way !!

  13. completely second your thoughts dude!!!

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