Happy 50th Little Master
Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar, now this is not a
name it’s an emotion. This name takes me back to time when even test matches
were a rage. A man who had the protentional to lock people at homes when he’s
out to bat. An enigma that continued and stayed with us in our good, bad, worse
Seeing him play the country comes to a standstill.
Heartbeats in mouth we all pray for him. His success is ours; his pains are
ours. When he had a issue with his tennis elbow and couldn’t play for months even
a commoner read, researched and prayed hard for him to feel better and start
What makes him so special for the world to
For me I feel humble nature, down to earth
attitude is what connects us to him. I find him easy going, a simple guy from a
middle-class background not swayed away by the money and fame.
I find him grounded and simple who values his
family, parents, Guru and his brother who is the one who identified his talent
and pushed him in the right direction. People these days tend to move on and
forget where they come from but not him.
I had an opportunity to see him once at the
airport. This was the year the IPL started and the country went frenzy. In
spite of being so busy and hurried by his guards (as he was late and the flight
was waiting only for him to board) a small request from me in that hurry worry
he stopped for a second and gave me a smile to click the picture. That is my
most priced procession till date. A dream come true moment.
Happy Birthday Sachin. Thank you for being an
inspiration, motivation and teaching us how to balance success and humbleness. Thank you for being a role model to look up to. The nation needs more like you. Cheers for many more to come.
PS: Thank you Raju for buying me my best birthday gift; with all your savings: The making of Sachin Tendulkar. I still hold it precious.