Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Sunday, November 17, 2013
sachin tendulkar is a common man like us, he was born in a humble marathi family and still is a part of it, we are free to make comparison because we are conditioned by generations to make critical comparisons, that we eventually make at every instant. however in the event of comparison we will stay away from the main concern that bothers us, the greatness of the man. Food for thought, would we want to compare bach with beethoven? or rabindranath tagore with saratchandra chattopadhyay, or satyajit ray with ritwik ghatak, or kishore kumar with manna dey? there can be a lot of examples in the world like this, where there are contemporaries in the same profession, earning the same respect or maybe sometimes a little less. A man lives on his works, so lets face it, sachin tendulkar has only and only stayed focussed in his works, in his world of chasing the dream of a cricketer, he has religiously practiced for 30 years in the fields just to stay focussed to his dreams, to his cricket career, he has got himself injured, rebuked and criticized by others, even there was a time when his tennis elbow was considered the jinx that took away his magic when he failed to score runs, but never did it happen to him that he is incapable of doing better, and eventually everyone started trusting him with runs, with winning matches, with making strategies, with teaching juniors, with winning the world cup. Just like a fairy tale we might see the good times of the man since it was like a fairy tale that this man put us through such an adrenalin rush,we can only see a 5ft tall curly haired man with a shy smile, staying stoic to the waves of exaggeration and reprimand, following his father's teachings of doing our own work and chase our dreams with the belief that dream do come true when we chase it. The fascinating fact is that he belongs to our age, we passed our childhood watching the great strokes of 1996 world cup, we lived our dreams of becoming some cricketer watching the 1998 sharjah match, we ate tons of biscuits and potato wafers to get a one in a 1000 chance to get his autographed card, we spent our teenage looking upto sourav ganguly's team india and its brilliant performance in the first decade of this century including the 2004 world cup and eventually the ms dhoni generation that has exceeded the barrier of a competent cricket team to become the strongest one in the world on 2011 world cup. And throughout this time, the little master has made his efforts to improve, and even in the last day of his cricket match, his eyes were shining like that of a 16 year old enthusiast who is willing to learn from the field. We belong to the age of sachin tendulkar, one who made an example of consistency and changed the course of history through cricket.