I started drafting a post when Sachin crossed Lara, then I read this:

But Tendulkar is more than the sum of his figures. His mere presence is a morale booster, both for his ten colleagues in the team, and the billion supporters outside it. As remarkable as his record is his self-possession. His head hasn’t changed size, his boots haven’t grown smaller. He alone knows what it means to be Tendulkar, with its frustrations, its sacrifices, and the need to be Tendulkar at all times. He is a one-man university that teaches sportsmen how to handle money, fame and pressure.

Source – Cricinfo

I cannot say anything better then that article, will add just this commentary bit from Cricinfo:

Johnson to Tendulkar, 2 runs, Hops at the crease to meet a short of a length delivery, he fends it off wide of fine leg and wants the third run, Ganguly refuses it and an irate Tendulkar reacts by saying “Come on yaar”

Still running hard, and I hope I see many more runs from his bat!


10 Responses to “SRT”

  1. 1 Karan October 17, 2008 at 4:27 pm

    Yep, we caught the “Come on” moment on television. What passion the great man has! I bow to thee.

  2. 2 utkarsh October 17, 2008 at 4:47 pm

    I missed it 😦
    For me though, the best part was Sachin being congratulated by Aussies, Ricky Ponting specially. With all the talk to “coming hard at Indians” and “aggressiveness” etc etc, that particular moment was a refreshing change.
    The Cricinfo article is really awesome ( I assume the “insufferable television commentator” is Manjrekar .. a classic example of how some people try to bring those people down who have achieved more than one has).

  3. 3 RPS October 17, 2008 at 5:19 pm

    Quote of the day “There are stones thrown at you and you turn it in to milestones”

    He still get out in 80s-90s that shows he is still the old Tendulkar who is as hungry for runs as he was. The passion, excitement remains same after 19 yrs also when he has done it so many times.

  4. 4 Peter Della Penna October 17, 2008 at 7:11 pm

    Where the hell were all the Indian fans to take in the moment? The day will go down in history as the day that no one showed up in Mohali, nobody got to witness in person, the greatest batsman in the country’s history break a monumental record.

  5. 5 Himank October 17, 2008 at 10:26 pm

    Just went to blogroll to ping after publishing my own post on “The Man” and I come to your post to see that both of us have used the same quote from Cricinfo and the same moment from the match!! πŸ™‚

  6. 6 obelix October 17, 2008 at 10:34 pm

    excellent article that was

    and when tendulkar hit the first four off the nameless aussie bowler (Just b4 pkj jinxed it) it looked like he was in full flow. supreme command

  7. 7 Sangfroid October 18, 2008 at 5:05 pm

    All hail SRT πŸ™‚

  8. 9 Kunal October 20, 2008 at 11:20 am

    Karan, so do I πŸ™‚

    Utkarsh, yup that was great, but then the Australians have always respected feared Sachin πŸ™‚ and yeah I think Manjarekar is the “insufferable television commentator”…

    RPS, that quote is really inspiring..

    Peter, after IPL, test matches do not not have that much pull.. and also it is just a week before the most important festival in Northern India… people are busy right now πŸ™‚

  9. 10 Kunal October 20, 2008 at 11:21 am

    Himank, that one paragraph is seriously inspiring, now off to your blog to read the post…

    obelix, that nameless bowler is Siddle.. and yeah pkj jinxed it 😦

    Sangfroid, SRT rocks! πŸ˜€

    Rakesh, yup it is good… and when would you start blogging again?

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