Thursday, February 25, 2010

What is Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar ?? [Guest Writer]

Apart from the fact that you were born in India there is one more reason that makes you proud of being an Indian, it is Sachin. It is that Sachin Tendulkar is an Indian. It is that Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar puts on that blue jersey which makes you proud.

Some people become talented. Some people are born talented. Then there are some people who are gifted. Sachin does not fall in any of these categories. Sachin Tendulkar is beyond talents and beyond being gifted. He is, Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar.

There are some people on screen you wait to see. There are some people on screen for whom you skip other things.Then there is Sachin who makes you leave everything, mind you, everything else and watch the screen. Sachin Tendulkar makes you hide the remote because you cannot take your eyes off him. Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar makes you hug your television set, quite a few times, many a times.

There are some people who break records. Then there are some people who make new records. When Sachin plays, you don’t watch the score-card, you watch him. Sachin Tendulkar is beyond records, beyond statistics. So, when an under -19 or gully cricket is happening, one says...see that shot was like the Master Blaster’s. One doesn’t anymore compare him to anything or anybody. Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar is the comparison.

There are some people, who when they fall sick make to the front page of national dailies. Then there are some people who when they fall sick, comments are taken from doctors and made the headlines. When Sachin falls sick, the whole country prays for him. When Sachin Tendulkar falls sick, quotes from fans, common masses across the nation make the news. When he had a tennis elbow, there were front page infographics showing what exactly has gone wrong in a certain ligament of the posterior side the elbow. It is then, that people, newspaper vendors, tea-sellers, pan-shop owners, who have no clue, absolutely no clue about what those photos are, discuss those intricate biological diagrams, test reports and x-rays, knowing that they do not understand a word of it all. They do it because of one simple reason; those graphics are of Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar.

There are some people who play. There are some people who play exceptionally well. Sachin is crusader on the pitch, so even if we lose, we know there is this one man who inevitably fought till the end. Sachin Tendulkar is the hope on the pitch, the hope that as long he is there at the crease, a miracle can happen anytime. Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar is the smile on the pitch.

There are some people who are role-models. There are some people who represent a sport. Sachin is the other name for cricket in India. Sachin Tendulkar is the super-hero of millions and millions of kids and youngsters, a super-hero of his own kind who wins the combat by sweeps and strokes. Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar is the photograph of a man with his bat held up under the tag, C for Cricket, on a worn out poster to teach kids alphabets.

“Sach is life.”

Info: Writer is an admirer of Sachin and a potential journalist. Also the writer badly wishes to know what you think of the blog entry.

PS: If you are feeling the urge to describe the two big O’s of Sachin then feel free to drop your article with your intro at


The Flower Of English Grammar said...

Wow.. a blogpost with some balls here!! :)
amazing post yaar... I especially liked that tennis elbow para n the end n the remote-hiding part!!! we really do the same thing when we watch matches home when moms n grans r dying to watch saas-bahu serials!!!

n finally and truly, 'sach is god' n 'sach is life'.....

Abhishek said...

Very well written, and it had to be so... because Sachin deserves no less.

Cricket-without- Balls said...

@Flower,Grammar: Well, look who is talking about balls.....:)
Oh! I just got a call from the writer that I cant write personal comments here so take this: Glad that you liked this. And hahaha funny story :)

@Abhishek: Thank you! :)

Ashtung said...

nicely written... good thing that no superlatives were used because frankly, I am bored of him being described as everything good there is... I already know that

Manoj Bharadwaj said...

There are some aspects of the blog that I really liked because it is so very true. But I think you should look at your finished articles more critically so that they can be made better :) All the best.
Sach is my life too! :)

Cricket-without- Balls said...

@Ashtung : Glad that you liked it :). its always good to see it coming from a genuine sachin fan

@Manoj : I am calling you right away for more details.

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