When he goes out… to bat, people switch …on their television sets and switch off their lives.
I won’t be giving any prizes for guessing what and for who this post is dedicated to !! .. It is obvious from an ardent cricket fan like me ..
I was in office doing my work and watching the live score on cricinfo(even though it’s not allowed !!) .. Slowly and steadily, Sachin reached 50 then 75 then 100 .. I was feeling good but I had no idea what I’m gonna discover few hours later .. Once Tendy reached 150, I had butterflies in my stomach and got this uncanny feeling that today might be the day when this legend is gonna fulfill the dream of millions of Indians(including me!!) to break the record of Saeed Anwar by scoring double-century ..
When he reached 180, I just could not stop myself and took off from office .. Unfortunately today I did not bring my car to office .. So went out and waited for the auto .. But my fate had other story to tell .. Could not get an auto rickshaw for a while .. Was praying and sweating heavily .. Curiosity and anxiety were all over my body .. And suddenly some angel auto arrived and headed towards home ..
I could see every Nukkad, every Pan-shop and every other shop with TV on was full of people cheering Sachin Sachin .. When I was about 1 Km away from my home, I heard from someone that Sachin is on 198 .. Now just can’t miss the moment of his double-ton .. So I took out money, gave it to auto-driver without caring to take the change and ran towards the barber shop which has a tiny little TV on .. It was full of people who were just swearing Dhoni as he was not giving strike to Sachin .. I sat in the shop with a baited breadth and with biting my nails .. Continuous prayer was going on in the background of my mind .. And then the moment arrived .. He took a single by playing a wide ball to the gully area and the whole barber shop which was stand-still and silent a moment ago went on a rampage and fire .. Cheering, yelling, applauding, hugging and all other emotions you can think of .. I had little tears in my eyes when Sachin lifted his bat to acknowledge the crowd .. Just cant forget this moment for my whole life .. And then we won comfortably and convincingly .. This story had a better ending, I must say and must thank god for that .. I had everything : shivers, goosebumps, tears, smiles, laugh and most important feeling that one of my dreams have come true today !!
Social networking sites like twitter and facebook were full of Sachin messages ..
So I would like to pen down some of the twitter messages about the legend which are truely awesome and interesting :
I finally know what god really looks like!! He is about 5″5, maharashtrian and plays cricket!! Tendulkar bapa morya
I think India should have a 200 rupees note now with Sachin embossed on it.
Cricketers wud say ‘i played in the times of sachin’ , we wud say ‘we tweeted in the times of sachin’ ..
A 400+ score from Sachin’s blade in a test fuckin match and I’ll die as a happy n contented man.
BREAKING NEWS : Tendulkar haters decide to retire from all forms of cricket…
The number 200 should consider itself lucky that it has the name TENDULKAR associated with it ..
Sachin Tendulkar- The best there is, there was , and there ever will be……what a player!!!!! no words to describe a player like this!!They are not produced….they are just born like this….GOD IS PLAYING CRICKET…..Salute to the master blaster….
Just look at the love and respect this little maestro is getting from all over the world ..
And ravi Shahstri rightly said : First man on the planet to reach 200 … And it’s the superman from India … Take a bow Master !!!
Yup, take a bow .. Standing ovation for you little maestro .. You are the only Indian who unites other billion Indians ..
I’m so proud of you and so as every proud Indian !!