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. http://www.ei-what-re.blogspot.com/