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God’s retirement!

Being a die-hard fan of Sachin Tendulkar, it was devastating news for me but every thing which starts must finish. I just want to share couple of thoughts about him by various sources. One that I most like is Time‘s article
“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.”

“We did not lose to a team called India,we lost to a man called Sachin” Mark Taylor(Aus)
“Nothing bad can happen to us if we were on a plane in India with Sachin Tendulkar on it.” Hashim Amla(SA)
“He can play that leg glance with a walkin stick also.” Waqar Younis(Pak)
“There are 2 kinds of batsman in the world. 1 Sachin Tendulkar and 1 all the others.” Andy Flowr(ZIM)
“I have seen god. He bats at no.4 for india in tests.” Matthew Hayden(AUS.)
“I see myself when i see Sachin batting.” Don Bradman (Aus )
“Do your crime when Sachin is batting, because even God is busy watching his batting.” Australian Fan

His 200 run inning against South Africa in Gwalior where I lived five years. At least we have some thing common , we both spent some of our memorable time in Gwalior ( Just trying to connect to God 🙂 )

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December 24, 2012 - Posted by | Programming |

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