Wednesday, 3 March 2010

My half century on the double century

Bat Up! Half century of posts on my blog. There wouldn't be a better time to talk about the "double century".

If you are

a) A Cricket Lover (or)
b) A Sachin Fan (or)
c) A sane human being (or)
d) All of the above

You will get goose bumps on reading the following few lines. If not....Sue me!!!

"When Sachin Tendulkar travelled to Pakistan to face one of the finest bowling attacks ever assembled in cricket, Michael Schumacher was yet to race a F1 car, Lance Armstrong had never been to the Tour de France, Diego Maradona was still the captain of a world champion Argentina team, Pete Sampras had never won a Grand Slam.When Tendulkar embarked on a glorious career taming Imran and company, Roger Federer was a name unheard of; Lionel Messi was in his nappies, Usain Bolt was an unknown kid in the Jamaican backwaters. The Berlin Wall was still intact, USSR was one big, big country, Dr Manmohan Singh was yet to "open" the Nehruvian economy.It seems while Time was having his toll on every individual on the face of this planet, he excused one man. Time stands frozen in front of Sachin Tendulkar. We have had champions, we have had legends, but we have never had another Sachin Tendulkar and we never will."

P.S: The above paragraph is a TIME magazine quote on Sachin Tendulkar after he scored a double ton for the first time in One Day International Cricket.

P.P.S: The buzz word in blogosphere these days is about saving our tigers. Hence, my two pence on that front:

"Save our Tigers. Only 1412 (1411 from the cat family + 1 (me) ) left.


Ananth said...

Congrats on your amazing feat.. Let me be the first of the many to comment on the same.. Ur 5o th article did give me goose bumps..The Sachin Part did try its best in that process but the 1412 th Tiger really did give me the bumps!!

Pradeep Sekhar said...

@Ananth: Lol

Anonymous said...

Ridiculous comparisons for a 50th post. Roger Federer, Pete Sampras, Lance Armstrong, Usain Bolt were all part of sports which required individual excellence and the fitness levels needed to excel in these sports (Cycling, sprinting and tennis) are no where near the fitness levels required in cricket. I accept the sachin is a great cricketer, but please do not make comparisons which do not make sense.

PS: Add to the list - Tiger woods was probably a virgin when Sachin faced the pakistanis :P

Pradeep Sekhar said...

Can you please file a law suit against TIME magazine???Because they did this comparison. And i am curious about its outcome too.
Good Luck!