Remember the date.
Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar retired on 16-11-2013.
It was a little unfair to expect a century from the batting ace in his final Test. Even if he had taken his helmet off and raised his bat, it wouldn’t have been better than the speech he gave at the end. Between sips of water, Tendulkar spoke to the tear glands, using the language of cricket as his mother tongue. The champion was reaching out to the people responsible for his success, as fans worldwide watched with their hearts. Not their eyes.
Like his batting, there were shots all around the ground. Except that this straight drive, came straight from the heart.
A little man who was born to make it big, a 40-year old who was every Indian child’s dream come true. Vicarious that is. Revisiting each one of his hundred hundreds, will be an exercise in nostalgia. Yes. It is difficult to imagine a dressing room without Tendulkar. But for Indian cricket fans, he is a guest who has decided to go back home after 24 years. The uncle Read More »from The bat is now a baton