Saturday, September 13, 2008
Why do I like Sachin Tendulkar?
As mentioned in my earlier posts, I am a die-hard of Sachin Tendulkar. I admire him not only for his talent but also for his humility and character. One thing in the world which can make me get excited instantly is a good knock by Sachin. I started watching cricket when I was in 1st std. At that time, even Ganguly and Dravid were not there in the team. Sachin Tendulkar was the only match-winner and people used to switch off the television sets once Sachin got out (even now, I do that... ;) ) .
Whenever I think about Sachin, one innings which immediately comes to my mind is his 75 ball 98 against Pakistan in 2003 world cup. He played a wonderful despite a leg injury. That innings clearly proves that HE IS NOT SELFISH.
And I like whatever he does. I get excited even when he bowls. And when I think about his bowling, one thing comes to my mind is the moment when he bowled out Moin khan in the last delivery of the day's play in Multan test,2004. Wow! I could'nt believe my eyes. That can also be stated as one of the turning points of the match! here's the video:
I seriously wonder how people can hate and talk ill about a person whom they had loved the most once upon a time. Probably, those people will have short-term memory loss. Also some say that India loses whenever Sachin hits a ton. How foolish!!! Cricket is played by a team of 11 players. If other players fail, it is not Sachin's fault.
Recently, I found a website which gives clear-cut evidences to prove that the critics of Sachin are wrong. A great website! Here's the link: http://www.sachinandcritics.com/index.php
Also, here's another which tells why Sachin is the greatest cricketer of all time. http://www.orkut.co.in/CommMsgs.aspx?cmm=23803&tid=2523809526456328102
The statements of the critics don't matter at all. He has got the most number of records. Some are born to break the records. But, records are born to be broken by Sachin. There may arise a situation many years later when Sachin's records will be broken by someone else. It may happen. That person will realise how difficult it is to achieve such a feat. There lies Sachin's greatness...
Posted by saranya at 11:15 PM