India’s cricket match and Sachin Tendulkar batting magnificently (as always). All your family members have their eyes affixed on the tv set. Everyone saying samething time to time – “Aaj Sachin ni century maarli pahijhe”. Even when they are not watching tv, you can make out that each of them is silently praying in their minds for Sachin to score a ton. And then you realize that with every ball Sachin is playing, even your own hands are joined, praying naturally. After every boundary, every six from Sachin , you can hear roars and claps from your neighborhood , making u realized that others are undergoing the same overwhelming process as you. Even if you are not at home travelling to school/office, you can always catch the commentary going on all around you. Roadside Vendors, Bus Commuters, Railway Commuters hearing the commentary on their radio sets with other people tuned to it too. Even in offices you find people tuning in to yahoo cricket and cricbuzz. Among all these people, one question is common: - “Sachin ka kitna hua? “
I bet above sounds familiar because this whole thing has been going on continuously for last 23-24 years.
Years after years, People have changed - generations, technology has changed from radio sets to cellphones, Indian cricket team, jerseys, even cricket itself have undergone lot of changes –but one man is constant : Sachin Tendulkar : The God of cricket !!!
Every ball he plays, every run he scores is adding smiles and hopes to billions of people worldwide. The feeling of simply watching him play was divine, above any records or sports (No wonder, People used to switch their tv sets off after he got out – did the same yesterday…). He has given us 24 years of his life adding cheers to our life. Whatever amount of greetings, awards we give, they will always fall short for Sachin. Still…THANK YOU SACHIN … YOU ARE GREATEST HERO!!!