Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Something Pure

Sachin Tendulkar. What can be said that hasnt been said before? Answer : Nothing much. So then, here is a collection of the best that has been said so far about the man who bears the weight of Indian expectations on his shoulders. Not by the ‘experts’ or the ‘analysts’. But the people. Sachin’s people, fans. A collection of one-liners from stadium placards, posters, banners, streamers, chants from India and beyond and public forums on the net speaking about their beloved God.

“ Sachin is God.”

“ Sachin, I grew up watching you.”

“Sachin Tendulkar : Reducing the number of atheists since 20 years.”

“ Commit all your sins while Sachin plays. Even the Gods are busy watching.”

“Cricket my religion, Sachin my God.”

“ When I die, I think I’ll have God. Till then, I know I have Sachin.”

“ The Pope may be German, but God is Indian. “

“ The model role model.”

“ His Royal Highness, the Emperor of India and the resident God of Mumbai, Sir Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar.”

In 2011, Sachin will play in the ODI world cup. He will play for India, for his team, for himself but mostly for that one final shot at the pinnacle of cricketing achievement. All the very best Sachin , the final frontier beckons!

But then irrespective of that result, Sachin will still remain the favourite for millions. Because with him, you can detach all the meaning attached to the game. His game invariably carries him into that realm where you can do away with the situation, the score, the result, the setting and everything else and all you will be left with is a man wielding a piece of wood in his hand. Dispatching a shiny leather ball to all parts of the park with the atmost grace and poise. A master at his art.

photo edit : Malvika Asher.


  1. here are a few more:
    "To err is human, not to is Sachin"

    "People say they saw Christ walk water..People say they saw Gandhiji win us freedom..People say they walked alongside Buddha 'The Enlightened One'. I will always say ~~ I SAW SACHIN BAT ~~"

    ""Indian defeat was God's way of saying... 'I exist'. He was threatened that Sachin would take over"-After India lost against Australia in a game where Sachin made 175

    This one is my fav:Not a placard or a poster,but worth putting it in here
    Peter Rebouck, Aussie journalist:
    "On a train from Shimla to Delhi, there was a halt in one of the stations.The train stopped by for few minutes as usual. Sachin was nearing century, batting on 98. The passengers, railway officials, everyone on the train waited for Sachin to complete the century.This genius can stop time in India!!" can you forget the best of them all SACHINNNNNNNNNNNNNN SACHINNNNNNNNNNNNN

  2. well, i thought of the last one. but then you need to have been there, IN the stadium, IN that moment, with 50000 others to really understand it's beauty. And i wasnt sure how many people from here have been there.

    I loved the rest of them as well!! thanks! :D
    and may your devotion to the great one never diminish. ;)