Wednesday, October 8, 2008

I will miss YOU

I am shocked with the news of Sourav's quit from Indian cricket. It is difficult to find a good batsman or a good bowler. But what is almost impossible, is to find is a cricketer who inspires. Inspires people like you and me : people who live ordinary lives & fight ordinary battles.

For here was someone who fought more battles than what any of us would ever fight, even in ten lives. Here was someone who fought self-doubt. Who fought at a time when no one really believed in him. Here was someone who showed us, 'Rocky Balboa is not fiction'.

I love him for his strong character, true sportsmanship and his passion towards the game. He established an example by producing some great innings after comeback in 2006. He started tradition of experimenting in strategies. He is truly a legend!

I am looking forward to Dada's penultimate match. For 5 days, I shall run away from office and shout & scream. It will be my way of celebrating his fantastic career.

And when he walks away, I shall stand up and clap. And cry. Because this is a love affair that will be impossible to get over with.

Just one last thing, lads... While it might not matter to you, I would like to announce my retirement too. This will be my last series (as a spectator).

Truly Yours...


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