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.