Well, this is not one of those matches when I used to watch every ball.I have lost touch with cricket and do not follow cricket much but somehow stay in touch with it.I remember how I used to defend Sachin when many of my friends and colleagues criticise Sachin for his poor form.Yesterday was the end of that all.Last night,Sachin finally made the most elusive record in one day cricket..THE ODI 200.
Well there were always speculations about who is going to score 200 in a single innings in ODIs.When Shewag hit a blizkreig century against Lanka in his Sixth innings we thought it was Shewag , When Dhoni hit 183 against Lanka we thought it’s Dhoni and long back in ’99 World cup we thought it was Ganguly (when he scored 183 against … Lanka [WHAT A COINCIDENCE])
I watched all those innings LIVE and I remember how I was filled with JOY of an Indian cricketer scoring so many runs at the same time little uneasy about the fact that “WISH THIS WAS SACHIN’S INNINGS”.
Also when Anwar got out at 194 at Chepauk in 1997 against India,I was happy because Anwar didn’t reach 200 than being sad about India’s loss in that match.Same case,in a match against Lanka when Jayasuriya scored 189 against India.
Yesterday,I was satisfied finally after earlier disappointments against Australia (175) and New Zealand(186*).Actually,Sachin is the only player who reached beyond 150 so many times(not sure of the fact though)
Well done Sachin,you have finally sealed the dirty mouths of all those who doubt your talents.You are indeed God.You have always been my inspiration and will always be.