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Remembering, reminiscing Tendulkar

Ode to an ODI legend

By Vineet.Sharma Dec 25, 2012 12:15AM
Slowly, the 'sachin, saaachin!' chants will go
When India will walk out in the field in blue 
Nopes never dropped,
Not even rested,
No, he's not skippin' this one,
you'll remember seconds later, he's retired,
gone forever,
there'll be a lump in the throat somewhere,
you'll take time getting used to it,


There'll be times,
India will be winning,
You'll switch off the TV,
And then there'll be Youtube videos to go back to: Sharjah, Australia, sandstorm 1998,
Six over point off Shoaib,
Cussing McGrath in Nairobi,
Not to forget the Saqlain send off,
200, 100th, Henry Olonga
Tendulkar lifted on shoulders, waving
Indian flag draped around him
Straight drive

Watching, soaking, remembering, reminiscing
Maybe you'll be Buddha then,
Half joys were those fat pay cheques,
Full joys were:

Six over point off Shoaib,
Cussing McGrath in Nairobi,
Not to forget the Saqlain send off,
200, 100th, Henry Olonga
Tendulkar lifted on shoulders, waving
Indian flag draped around him
Straight drive
About Vineet
Vineet Sharma
Vineet Sharma

Vineet is of various sporting loyalties. He's been an ardent supporter of England's Test side right from the days they got woefully clobbered in every Ashes series in the 90s. FC Rubin Kazan won his heart when they pulled off a shocking win at Nou Camp in the 2009-10 Champions League season. A die-hard fan of Jo Wilfried Tsonga's grit-packed game, he is charmed by golf and Ana Ivanovic in equal measure. He believes a thousand IPL's can't match the adrenaline rush of the first session of a Test. Someday he wants to go to Trent Bridge and pay his respects to Harold Larwood.

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