Last evening, when I reached home after running all way from the kathipara junction, it was gone. The moment for which I came rushing had passed away. God!! Missed it! Missed it by a single run!
Yes, I was just talking about one of the golden moments that every Sachin fan would love to watch. It’s the moment during which the little master takes off his helmet and gives a glance at the sky. It’s the moment during which the forever star batsman of India just way his heavy bat to the spectators. It’s the moment during which he broke his very own record again. It’s the moment that Sachin Tendulkar scores his tons. It was one such moment that I missed to watch yesterday when he reached his 45th ODI ton while scoring a dazzling 175 runs, that too against the world champions Aussies.
What an innings it was from Sachin last night??? Mind blowing. Superb. Terrific. Brilliant. Lightening. I’m just searching for words to depict his play yesterday. I saw the Sachin from the times of 90’s yesterday in the field yesterday. He treated every bowler with no mercy. He cleared the boundaries just like that with his trademark classic shots. He was just enjoying the play himself in the field. I just got to see some enthusiastic gestures in him when I was watching the replay of his shots.
Yet another feather added to his cap yesterday, which is already crowned with hell a lot of feathers. He has set another record in the history of ODI reaching the 17000 runs, that too in his style. I’m damn sure and even the whole world is damn sure that no present cricketer can break this record. That’s where this batting maestro is standing tall in the cricketing world. I just love the way Sachin answers his critics. Every time when someone throws a negative critic at him, he stays silent. Just smash that throw of that critic’s way beyond the boundaries with his bat.
However, again saw an Indian team which was much alike in 90’s. A team that was not able to give the much needed partnership support to Sachin. All his performance ended into vain. I haven’t seen Sachin with such a disappointed face in any presentation ceremonies before. He played truly from his heart and just wanted the team to make use of his effort and convert it into a victory. It was almost an one man show yesterday except the supporting partnership from Suresh Raina.
I just love Sachin for whatever he was, for whatever he is & for whatever he will be!
Long live Sachin!! And wish he plays forever for India!!