Friday, October 11, 2013
God bids adieu from Test cricket
Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar, who is considered as god of cricket by his fans, has announced that he would retirement after 200th test against West Indies in November. Sachin Tendulkar has been a legendary figure of cricket since his advent in the cricket test match series against Pakistan 24 years ago. He has been extra-ordinary and exemplary in the game of cricket. From the first day onwards, the way he played against the world famous pace batteries of Pakistan clearly reflected that one this tiny boy of 16 would grab all the fame and records of cricket, leave all great players of the present and the past back, and emerge as the greatest of all time to come. Sachin’s reflexes and footwork may have slowed down in the last two years and because of that the series in the last two years, he has failed to come up to the expectations of cricket fans. His performance on the field has always been scintillating since the beginning of his cricketing career. The passion he has showed for the cricket has been exemplary. And it is his passion that has made him the greatest batsman of the world. It is now almost impossible in the century for any batsman of the world to equal his record 100 century in the international cricket. The cricket fans all over the world have always given him standing ovation in the beginning and the end of his innings. Sachin Tendulakar has made us proud with his bat in the world of cricket. The beauty of his batting lies in playing the most dreaded fast bowlers very easily with sending their bowls for four and six fluently. He strikes awe in the rival team as long as he was on the wicket. The legendary batsman like Sachin Tendulkar does not emerge in every century. He is god-gifted Indian batsman whom all the players and fans worldwide have always held him in the highest esteem. The consistency in performance with his bat sets him apart from all other batsmen. To maintain consistency in performance, fitness on the field and electrifying response with bat has been his hallmark. Sachin Tendulkar is the symbol of pride for Indians. His devotion to cricket has been superb. He is unmatchable and unique. With retirement after his 200th test, cricket fans all over the world will miss the magician of cricket. Tendulkar, who has scored a monumental 15,837 runs in 198 Tests at an average of 53.86, said it was hard to imagine a life without playing cricket. Tendulkar, who has already retired from the ODIs last year, thanked the BCCI for its support throughout his career and for allowing him to walk into Test sunset at a time of his choosing.