Monday, December 15, 2008

The God "Sachin" 's Gift To His Fans


Pakistan touring India after almost a decade, the stage was set, crowd was roaring, the whole world of cricket was numb and nervous to watch the most cherished and fearsome cricket rivalry. After four days of unbeliveable brillent cricket it was India's turn to chase 272 to win the test match against the attack of Wasim Akram, Waquar Younis and worlds one of the finest spinner of that time Sqlain Mustaq who has his arsenal equipped with disguising doosra. As usual India has a poor start to the run chase. The crowd went frenzy and whole stadium was shouting at arrival of their most loved warrior as if he will lead the nation to triump against their hunting rival Pakistan. When Sachin came to bat India was 6 for the loss of 2 wicket, the mood of the nation was not of panic, the heart of whole nation was pumping with self belief because her best warrior of the cricket field was on the ground. As per the expectaion Sachin batted his heart out defying the back pain which kept him out of cricket for several month after the series.He stand tall against the feary Pakistani attack from one end and watching the wicket fall life leaf of the tree from the other end(this was an usual situation for Indian cricket in the 90s and early 2000). But Sachin was determine to gift a victory to his nation and he got a partner in the face of Nayan Mongia with whom he batted India almost closer to win. Suddenly as we say cricket is a funny game it changes the course of the match with one ball,the Sachin -Mongia Partnership endend. Sachin was suffering from the back pain , the pain was unbearable but he was still batting for his Nation. 254-6, In those 254 run Sachin batted for 248 runs, he was now in the mood of finshing the match quickly and the master stepped out and lofted Sqlain's ball in the air in pursuit of six, the ball was in the air but the whole nation hold their breath following the trajectory of the ball in the hope that it will go over the rope but fate has somthing different store for the cricketing God, the ball get lost in the hand of Wasim Akram who was standing at very unconventional postion which was neither as deep as longoff nor close as midoff. now Sachin was walking out of the ground and the whole pakistani team was dancing as if they have won the biggest prize of their career. Indian team lost the match the rest of the team could not even score the remaining 12 odd runs and whole team was bowled out on 258. No other team member rose to the occasion to respect one of the best tone played by the Little master. Tha the whole nation cried along with the master and i was one among I cried for hours as if I have lost somthing very dear to me, that defeat of India has turned me into a cricket lover for whom it did not matter whether India Lost or win , the only thing that matter was Sachin's inning because Indian team did not have vigour to stand with the master to fight for the battle on the cricket field.

Finally after almost a decade at the same vanue Chennai but it was not Pakistan ,It was England, India was chasing the record 4th inning score of 387 and it again came to the master to guide India to victory, this time The Master did not tried to finish the match quickly, he batted till the last run was scored and the whole nation witnessed his best inning till date ( rated best by the Master himself). The God was jumping on the field like never before, certainly it was the happiest moment for The God and his Disciple. I think those people who have witnessed this historic moment of Indian cricket are the luckiest cricket fan on the earth and I am reallly feeling jealous to them specially to one of my closest friend Abhijnan because he was there in the stadium to cheer for the Little Master.





Hail Sachin!!!!!

8 comments:

Vinod said...

Its rare to see that Sachin a.k.a God remains till end to take India to the victory. Really this inning was one among the best one. I feel I was lucky to see this inningtill the end of the match. When india lost their fourth wicket it seems like this will be the same condition as it wass against PAK. But this time yuvraj and sachin has sail INDIA to its destiny.

Sachin has once again proved why hee has been called GOD of cricket!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Congratulations India.... Keep going on....

Ankit said...

on that day sachin got out 16 runs before and india lost the match by 12 runs but this time sachin decided to finish off the things by himself.

Nishit said...

Sachin is definately the "Little Master". Today he played as if he was 5-7 years younger. I havenever seen sachin jumping in jubliation on completing century but today was special day. Someone rightly said,"There is only one Master in one century". It was SIR Don Bradman and now it's Sachin. Don once said to his wife that this boy plays like me....

So i say these lines>>>>
"Sher Chaahe Jitna Buda ho jaaye magar Shikar karna nahin bhoolta"

asd said...

no dought..sachin is god of cricket

and this inning was a reply 4 them who critisize sachin by saying that sachin doesn't play good in pressure or sachin plays 4 this records not 4 team....sachin finished the inning by 4....he could play fast 4 his hundred but he gave importance to finish the game himself..sothat history couldn't be repeated...

i salute sachin 4 his game...he is best...nd my favourite one...

i will literally cry when he will retire..........

thanks sachin....4 your great shots....4 ur your great innings...nd for being a indian.....as every indian says proudly that sachin is from my country ..my india......

i wish..u will play in next world cup..nd india will win that world cup.....

again thank u..god bless u.

Tarun Goel said...

hail Sachin, Kudos to Sehwag and Yuvraj as well.

Ankit said...

Those who hear of cricket from here and there and dont have much of self interest in it had a common notion in their mind that Sachin never performs in the crunch situations. They use to give example of the matches like the 1999 Chennai test where Sachin got out just 17 runs before the target and India lost the match by 12 runs. But if they would have seen that match live they should have felt the pain Sachin had undergone in that match. When India were 85/5 and match certainly seemed to go the Pakistan's way, Sachin in his natural aggressive manner counter attacked the fierce Pakistani bowlers(Akram, Waqar and Saqlain) and took India to the brink of victory (254/6). In between he really suffered from the back pain which was clearly showing on his face still he amassed more than half(136) of the total(271) required runs. Saturated with unbearable pain when on 254 he tried to go after one of the saqlain's brilliant wrong one, he was caught by Akram who took a stunning catch running backwards. unfortunately the last 3 wickets were not able to complement the great inings of the master and fell for 4 runs and India lost the match by 12 runs. Such was his inings that it became one of the rare matches where man of the match award was given to a player from losing side and when the award was announced he did not come to recieve the award because he was crying like a kid in the dressing room. Cricket maniacs like me were left with no doubts about the commitment, humbleness and team spirit of this player but some of the ignorants had to wait for 9 long years to remove their ignorance.
Again the venue was Chennai, a huge total to be chased and responsibility on the shoulders of the seniormost player of the team. This time he was not ready to give up the chase till the last ball and the team (most of the players of which had grown up watching Sachin play) was also sincere enough to compliment the efforts of the genius and in the end India won the match comfortably. This was second instance(earlier against the aussies in ODI) in the year when the master had proved his worth chasing targets.
I request to you that dont project him as GOD as it takes away the hard work he has put in from many years. He is one of the common man who is really mad about cricket and India, who makes mistakes but is really humble to learn from them, who is such a team man that he has compromised on his natural aggressiveness to play a new responsible role in his team. Really the players in the current team want that the most dominating team in the world cricket should be the team which has the best yet the most humble player in its arsenal.

Ros said...

gud and some positive comments frm ankit..........
keep it up buddy.........
give in the face of these negative ppl......

Kanishka said...

Being a Sachin critic ONLY when it comes to him playing in a high pressure run chase in a Test match or playing to save a Test, I was incredibly happy to see the Little Master play such an innings. Brilliant can be the only word to describe it. The manner in which he weaved his magic was simply stupendous. 'If cricket is religion,then Sachin is God' has come to the fore yet again.As someone else rightly posted, in each century there is only one god.In the 20th century it was Sir Don Bradman, in the 21st it is Sachin.
Without a doubt, Sachin is the greatest batsman of his generation. All hail Sachin...!! He has done his nation proud.