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Go Sachin Go!

Posted by Sathyamurthy www.sathyamurthy.com on October 11, 2008

Dear Mr. Tendulkar,

You have achieved a lot on the cricket field. Whatever you have achieved so far is fantastic. You have done lot of good things for the Indian Cricket. You have given so much pleasure over the many years to millions of cricket followers around the world. You have received rich accolades from greats such a Late Sir Donald Bradman, Sir Sobers and many many more contemporary cricketers.

Lot of records have been made by you, number of centuries, number of man of the match awards, world cup appearances and runs etc. etc. The list is endless.

However, it is undeniable that in the past two or three years you have clearly shown signs of fading. You seem to be not accepting that you have become a pale shadow of yourself on the field. Too many injuries, too many lay offs from active cricket and too little trouble to the scorers off late prove the point.

You are no more the authoritative batsman you were say about three years back. The decline is very visible. You deserve to go out on a high and with good respect.

There is no big deal in achieving the highest test run getter post. When it appears very clear that it is not going to stand for long. Because, much more aggressive, authoritative and still in touch batsman like Ricky Ponting is just breathing down your neck to surpass you within few tests of you achieving it. In your current batting form and ability it does appear to many of us that he may even reach that post earlier than you though you only required 175 odd runs when you went to Sri Lanka and now only require just 67 runs to reach there after the first innings of the ongoing Bangalore Test.

In your prime, 67 runs would have come probably come in a single session of a test match with the help of may be 8 fours, 1 six and some intelligently run singles and ones converted to twos. But, in the current form? I am sorry to say, but it appears that it might take six or seven test matches.

You deserve to go with respect. So go now.

You will not be one day late.

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One Response to “Go Sachin Go!”

  1. triplicani said

    Sachin made me eat my words. Not only has he crossed Lara’s record run aggregate but has also now won a match scoring a 100 in the second innings of a test for India. Well done little master. I am happy to take back my words.

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