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god says he is sachin.

god says he is sachin
368 days
it took took to say
“enjoy the game and chase your dreams. Dreams do come true. I had to wait 22 years for one dream to come true – India’s World Cup win”

classic statement from a player who has given classicalism to the sport itself.

dreams are no stranger to him neither is he to them. in fact dreams regularly flighted by a billion + countrymen have perennially pined to be hit by him into cricketing reality.

1989 is when he jumped into the sea of cricket infested with fast bowling sharks and wily spinning octopuses. 16 year olds dream it was to play for a country that even today comes to a stand still on cricket.

he swims with a array of disdainful, power strokes overtaking the record keeping boat that is now following him since long. he waltzes down placid & calm waters and also raps on tumultuous wavy ones. tectonic batting blade shifts have given rise to tidal runamis that have full tossed many bowlers to their watery grave.

sheer genius has made this swim in the sea of cricket look like a dolphin extravaganza but there has been incessant paddling beneath to teach the billion + dreams2swim.

fame, injuries, adulation, captaincy, failure, expectations, scrutiny, worshipping, dad, coach, family, team are his sailing crew. over the last 2 decades they have helped weather both personal & professional hurricanes…
but the swim has not been sans the life buoys of concentration, belief, confidence, tolerance & most of all patience

and his patience to test the cricketing sun has made him the darling son of the soil.

the 50th & 100th 100 besides a few other records have been unfailingly & dedicatedly “looked” up to his dad who in the heavenly abode has his hands full, literally.
one ruffling his sons hair for another all mighty ton and the other erasing his sons name from the name plate of the almighty!

every cricket aspirant & sportsperson on terra firma wants to become sachin and/or emulate his feats. it isn’t surprising that even god is bitten and smitten by the name of the game. sachin.

sach skill, sach perfection, sach grace, sach aplomb. the creator loves what he has created and now understandably wants to be called his creation.

so while the self disciplined, genius cricketing institution & disarmingly humble sachin says he is not god, we hear him.
but then again who are we to argue with god himself who says he is sachin πŸ™‚

india is out of the asia cup but the surf’s up in the indian ocean and it is going to stay like that for some time..long time.

29 Responses to “god says he is sachin.”

  1. I think Sachin is the most focused sports person. He should be the role model for all youngsters not only for his cricketing skill but also for his passion and ability to deliver 100% every time for 22 long years.


  2. Sunil Buch
    March 25th, 2012 at 12:26 pm Said:

    arindam da,

    perfect input… thanx

    team dreams2swim

  3. Gurpreet Singh
    March 25th, 2012 at 1:08 pm Said:

    No arguments…Sachin is Sachin…par Excellence..,

  4. Sunil Buch
    March 25th, 2012 at 1:28 pm Said:

    thanx gurpreet..
    completely agree !

    team dreams2swim

  5. Prajit Menon
    March 25th, 2012 at 1:14 pm Said:

    Indeed well articulated and striking !! Well Written Sir !

    Prajit Menon

  6. Sunil Buch
    March 25th, 2012 at 1:45 pm Said:

    thanx prajit..
    the real striker is sachin
    god says so.. πŸ™‚

    team dreams2swim

  7. Vinod Giri
    March 25th, 2012 at 2:05 pm Said:

    While the cricketing talent and imense dedication of Sachin Tendulkar is unquestionable, I totally disagree with this mindless hero worshipping. He is a player, a great player but still a player and thats all. Such sycophantic celebration of an individual success, more so in a team sport, is a reflection of a general lack of success in society, and its deeply non-egalitarian and heirarchial construct where pedestal must be put up, and put up high.

  8. Sunil Buch
    March 26th, 2012 at 8:28 am Said:

    well written vinod.
    counter currents are the norm in the sea of life and hence publishing your comment..
    no dispute on the team sport part but you must acknowledge that every sport has a ‘man of the match’ , ‘most valuable player’ et al who are regularly adulated, celebrated, idolised, immortalised and put on an mt. everest pedestal.
    it does not deflate the meaning of team but in fact inflates performance of individuals who make up a team.
    the above is certainly not a reflection of lack of success in any society which you are telescopically referring to.
    only sycophancy in my post is that i have sought to be inspired and inspire my billion + countrymen with an example of immense dedication & committment that can and must be a life buoy in our professional & personal lives.
    lastly the sea of life is the ulitmate egalitarian as it serves both low & high tides to all beings evoking an appropriate response that we call living.
    let the water subside on this one.. πŸ™‚ amen

    team dreams2swim

  9. Sunita C Bhagatjee
    March 25th, 2012 at 10:50 pm Said:

    Well written post.

  10. Sunil Buch
    March 26th, 2012 at 8:30 am Said:

    thanx sunita

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  11. Phew! The undercurrent of adulation comes through very strongly in this sea of adjectives!

    Players like Sachin & Rahul provide valuable lessons in dedication, technique, fitness, etc. However Rahul scores (higher) in acknowledging the changing needs of the team and putting the team first in all situations.

  12. Sunil Buch
    March 26th, 2012 at 2:29 pm Said:

    hey chitra..
    we shall steer clear of the sea of situations πŸ™‚
    but agree with you on the fact that both the players are an exemplary examples of technique, fitness, dedication, concentration etc..
    thanx for your observation.

    team dreams2swim

  13. Jitendra Soni
    March 26th, 2012 at 8:10 pm Said:

    well written sir!

  14. Sunil Buch
    March 26th, 2012 at 9:04 pm Said:

    thanx jitendra..
    stay with us in the sea of life πŸ™‚

    team dreams2swim

  15. Reshma Moosa
    March 27th, 2012 at 5:27 pm Said:

    Sachin, the greatest cricketer of our/all times must be applauded for acheiving what no one cricketer would have dreamed of. More than the records his sheer will, discipline and dedication to go on are commendable. However cricket is a team sport and hero worshipping one man for his records, is something that bothers me. Whenever we think of Sachin its individual brilliance. There are not many crunch situations from which he has steered the team. His 100th ton came at the rate of 4.5 runs an over while the rest of the runs came at a rate of 6.5 runs an over. Did the team lose in pursuit of ones mans goal, is a question to be debated. Not to take away his acheivement though. He is a successful man and like all successful people will have to face both brickbats and bouquets πŸ™‚

  16. Sunil Buch
    March 27th, 2012 at 10:26 pm Said:

    hey reshma,
    thanx for your pov..the same counter current swirled in an earlier comment from my friend vinod.
    let me periscope some data to chart his voyage.
    33 match winning centuries out of 49 in odi or 35 if u include 1 tie & no result each works out to 70+ winning %.
    33 is > 2nd placed ricky ponting at 29 tons in odi.
    test matches show an 80 % winning rate – 20 wins, 20 draws & 11 losses out of 51 tons..
    the real mother of pearl is that sachin’s tons have come against heavy tonnage teams like aus & s.a compared to other centurions who have a > % age.
    as rightly said by you success sails with a whirlpool of debates & sachin is galactically successful πŸ™‚

    team dreams2swim

  17. hi sunil, very nice. with an average shelf life of 10 performing years for a sports person, he has endured, performed and excelled for good 22 years and running strong.


  18. Sunil Buch
    March 27th, 2012 at 10:32 pm Said:

    thanx vikas.
    you have bowled a good length here.
    endurance itself is being tested.

    team dreams2swim

  19. Well written and so true. He was a real champion. Someone who every youngster could look up to know what it takes to make it and with grace.

  20. Sunil Buch
    March 28th, 2012 at 1:56 pm Said:

    hey dd,

    thanx. coming from a united states women’s cricketer it does mean something πŸ™‚

    team dreams2swim

  21. Vivek Nair
    March 28th, 2012 at 2:26 pm Said:

    When God says he is sachin who are we to argue,
    A true sportman who chased his dream & drove the his passion, Would be the only Sportman who would got critism for wrong stroke he played & applaud for every right him.
    Well Articulated Sir

  22. Sunil Buch
    March 28th, 2012 at 2:52 pm Said:

    than vivek..
    truly a great sportsman he is..

    team dreams2swim

  23. Vidisha bajoria
    April 8th, 2012 at 10:49 pm Said:

    Feelings expressed into words very beautifully:-)’Was a fantastic dive into the sea of cricket and all the ups and downs in a players life….just like any being’s life, but Sachin is SACHIN because of his killer instinct and because of his never say die attitude.That is exactly why he said he is not God, because after so much too….the final decision still remains in the hands of the Almighty:-)

  24. Sunil Buch
    April 8th, 2012 at 11:14 pm Said:

    thanx vidisha.
    completely agree with you on the fact that all things in the sea of life rest with the almighty πŸ™‚ we have to play our part and keep doing our best in the ‘test’ match of life..

    team dreams2swim

  25. anil sehgal
    April 20th, 2012 at 2:47 pm Said:

    me no great fan of cricket but i loved the language n the subtle humor……sir i always believe n have said it a million times…..u, mr buch r meant to write n write humor ….kudos

  26. Sunil Buch
    April 20th, 2012 at 4:34 pm Said:

    mr sehgal,
    nobody can question your judgement & discerning eye..you have and will forever remain a cat πŸ™‚
    thanx for the encouragement as always..

    team dreams2swim

  27. Gossshhh!!!!! I have read it thrice by now. Amazingly written and so awsomely articulated. Theres no doubt about SACHIN THE LEGEND but your whole article has definitely convinced the readers that GOD SAYS HE IS SACHIN.

    imprrressivvve piece of writing…….


  28. Sunil Buch
    April 29th, 2012 at 3:57 pm Said:

    dear madhura,
    impressive are the 100 100’s against which nothing measures up short of god…and that’s why he says he is sachin πŸ™‚

    team dreams2swim

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