Tuesday, 14 February 2012

The Month of LOVE

              Some say what's so special about Valentine's day. You should love your partner and everybody else no matter what day or month of the year it is. I agree. So true but still this month and this day gets the romantic best out of most people in the world. Hey, it's the only day even my dad turns romantic and gets something for my mom. This month gets the special out of me also.

              It is this month when I produce some of the Hapless Romantic posts of my blog. I came up with Valentin's day Special  and then I tried to define what I feel about Love when I wrote Love is all about You.. Though I would still say my best post on the subject came in the month of December when I wrote That One Person.. Anyways the point is that you believe it or not, it is a Special Day and a Special Month.

               Some argue that most of the times when I write about Love, I try to beat around the bush on the topic without revealing any personal information. Well for starters, the blogs were never meant to reveal my personal info and come on , lets be honest, who cares about my personal Love Stories. I am not a celebrity, heck I do not have more than 12 followers on twitter.lol

             Personally I would feel Love is the best thing that can happen to any person. The only other feeling which comes closest to love is hate.But Love still wins. I understand that in an Indian society we have to pay alot of cost for love. In a society dominated by regional and religious differences, most people opt to be practical. This may be good as it can save you from alot of heart break but then there is nothing that makes a human more complete than the feeling of love. Yes I agree Love can be pain or some might say Love is lethal, but it is still worth the death that you would die.

            Like Alcohol drinkers would say, you do not know what you are missing till you have it. The same holds true for Love. Love is like Ectasy. It keeps you High, it keeps you happy, it makes you sing, it makes you dance or it may give pain, might make you cry but then it gives you a feeling to be alive.
          Cannot say alot as I have already said enough in the previous posts and the fact that I suck big time when it comes to show my emotions about Love, worsens the cause. Perhaps it is beyond me to talk on a feeling that beats any other thing in the world and I salute the authors who write eternal love stories. But then , you can write a love story and you still cannot explain Love.

          I would just like to end the post with an awesome line from a song that I hear almost twice a day. It just explains how much Love and the person you Love matters.
                                       " Dil hote jo, mere seene main Do
                                     Doosra Dil bhi main tumhe deta Todne Ko"

For my friends who do not know Hindi, it loosely translates as ' Even If I would have had 2 hearts, I would have given you both to break them'

To all the  wonderful people in LOVE, had been in LOVE or will be in LOVE,
 A Happy Valentine's Day!!


Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Sachin Tendulkar : the GOD of Indian Cricket

           With the thrashing that we got as a test team in England and Australia, the talks of retiring senior players is on it's peak. I do agree that there are certain players that need retirement and we need to retire our captain from the test team too, but there is nothing short of shocking disbelief when I hear people say that Sachin needs to retire. I have my reasons to believe that no-one can dare retire Sachin from the game. He is not called GOD of the religion of cricket for namesake. He has earned and deserved it.

           And for those who feel the man is past his prime I would give some stats and facts to make them believe that Sachin still is the best you have. he is still the GOD of cricket and will always be.
           Sachin started his career at the young age of 15 yrs and 232 days when we all mortals where studying just to get into a college. He scored a century on his first class debut and was the youngest to do so. And he became the only batsman to score hundreds in all of his Ranji Trophy, Duleep Trophy and Irani Trophy debuts. In 1992 he became the youngest and first overseas born player to play for the county of Yorkshire. He has the highest number of centuries and runs in any form of cricket ( I do not wish to include T20 as any form of cricket. Its fun and not sport) . But for those who argue these are things of the past, let us talk about the present.

            In the recently concluded Australia series, Sachin was the second highest run scorer after Virat Kohli with 13 runs short of him. By these standards also he is the second best batsman in the team and It would be sheer stupidity to ask your second best batsman to quit the game. In the series in England also Sachin was the second highest run scorer  behind Dravid and in the series in South Africa, Sachin was the highest run scorer in the series. These are a few stats to prove that GOD is still your best player. And when it comes to giving a chance to new players, nobody gave them chances by sacking senior players. The newcomers just have to prove it to the selectors that they are better than the current crop, which cannot be said for Sachin Tendulkar. I do not see any player in the country capable of replacing the GOD.

           To give examples that the GOD has almost alone taken care of Indian cricket in the last 2 decades one can use examples of the 2003 world cup. He has scored 33 centuries for a wining cause which is greater than any other batsman in world cricket. And out of that 33, 26 have come out against the top teams of world cricket. If all these stats and awards and his performance still leaves any scope of doubt among the non believers, I would like to quote some sentences from the masters of the game. From people who play and understand cricket much better than us.

Nothing bad can happen to us if we're on a plane in India with Sachin Tendulkar on it."
- Hashim Amla, the South African batsman, reassures himself as he boards a flight.

 "Sometimes you get so engrossed in watching batsmen like Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar that you lose focus on your job."
- Yaseer Hameed in pakistani newspaper.

"To Sachin, the man we all want to be"
- Andrew Symonds wrote on an aussie t-shirt he autographed specially for Sachin.

Sachin is a genius. I'm a mere mortal.
- Brian Charles Lara

"We did not lose to a team called India...we lost to a man called Sachin."
- Mark Taylor, during the test match in Chennai (1997)

 "The more I see of him the more confused I'm getting to which is his best knock."
- M. L. Jaisimha

Shah Rukh Khan: There was a big party where stars from bollywood and cricket were invited. Suddenly, there was a big noise, all wanted to see approaching Amitabh Bachhan. Then Sachin entered the hall and
Amitabh was leading the queue to get a grab of the GENIUS!!
- Shah Rukh Khan in an interview.

 "India me aap PrimeMinister ko ek Baar Katghare me khada kar sakte hain..Par Sachin Tendulkar par Ungli nahi utha Sakte.. "
- Navjot Singh Sidhu on TV

 He can play that leg glance with a walking stick also.
- Waqar Younis

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!!
- Peter Rebouck - Aussie journalist

There are 2 kind of batsmen in the world. One Sachin Tendulkar. Two all the others.
- Andy Flower

 "I have seen god, he bats at no.4 for India"
- Mathew Hayden

"Sachin Tendulkar has carried Indian cricket on his shoulders for 21 years. So it was fitting that we carried him on our shoulders after this win,"
- Virat Kohli

And for those who still refuse to believe in the GOD of Indian cricket, all I can think of is, that it's not really an issue, we have atheists too. Open for discussion in the comments section, where I can prove what GOD has done with more examples and stats.


"Sachin Tendulkar has carried Indian cricket on his shoulders for 21 years. So it was fitting that we carried him on our shoulders after this win," Virat, who carried Tendulkar on his shoulder for an emotional lap of honour

Read more at: http://www.ndtv.com/article/sports%20news/sachin-carries-us-we-wanted-to-return-the-favour-96044&cp

"Sachin Tendulkar has carried Indian cricket on his shoulders for 21 years. So it was fitting that we carried him on our shoulders after this win," Virat, who carried Tendulkar on his shoulder for an emotional lap of honour

Read more at: http://www.ndtv.com/article/sports%20news/sachin-carries-us-we-wanted-to-return-the-favour-96044&cp