Friday, March 22, 2013

Keep Listening...

There are articles written on various subjects.  Those on arts, culture, science, religion, sports, nature, etc... and most of them are predominantly on the subject with highlights of personalities and masters of the field.  

A man who evolved and is one of the masters of the game of cricket has brought so much against his name that it shall be compared with S&P 500 index.  Anyone who is buying this stock will only find profit.  The portfolio with just one stock will yield higher returns than most of the top mutual funds that are in the form of premier leagues.  This heavy weighed solo stock with the name "Sachin Tendulkar" is ruling the entire industry and can be listed under any index in the market.

How much ever we write about him, there is always something special that makes us narrate more in different ways, and still grab attention in countries sandwiched between Indian Ocean and the Pacific and the Atlantic.  So much can be written about this man that the number of pages on him will tick more than the pages from all the volumes of each epic.. Bhagvad Gita, Ramayana, Bible, Quran, etc.

If there is just one battle field in Gita, there are many cricket stadiums for this man.  If the battle field reverberates when Lord Krishna blows his conch shell 'Panchajanya'; the cricket stadiums all around the world reverberate when this man just walks in to the field.  
It is a 5 man army of Pandavas, here is this man who himself is as powerful as the 5 and the Lord in his game.
Arjuna's weapon is three feet long, so is this man's weapon.  Both drastically destructive.

Recently I was watching the highlights of his classic innings of 140* in the Irani Trophy 2013 played at Wankhade, Mumbai and then his 1st test century against England at Old Trafford in 1990.  The 2013 knock was merely a highlights of the 1990.  Absolutely similar shots and most of them driven straight past the bowler.  The plant in the pot with a single flower then, has now blossomed with hundred flowers each of those as beautiful as those in Ikebana.

His shots, each of them looks to represent different ragas, he has so many...  and the end of each song comes in the form of a dismissal.  We have heard of Lalgudi Jayaraman baani, Madurai Mani Iyer baani, Semmangudi mama's baani, GNB's baani to name a few...  Sachin's baani has a touch of all.  His weapon plays different musical instruments now !!!

Keep Listening...  The Kutcheri continues...

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