Mumbai, India and world is preparing for Sachin’s final test, many praise him for his records, his 24 year career, some laud him as the contemporary best batsmen in the world. There are a few who question his greatness. But why do we look forward to seeing him play, watch him in the field?
Personally I find his strokes soothing, whether it is straight drive, cover drive, a flick, or a lofted shot. There are many others who are better players of these strokes but there is some finesse to the way Sachin moves his bat to meet the ball. It’s like a natural flow of a stream, a stroke of a painter’s brush. We are glued to his play with an awe of watching an artist perform his moves, a gymnast going around the high beam. No matter whether the stroke results in a four, six, no run or out its pleasing to watch him get into position to play his shots.
More than his records, number of years he has played, Sachin has given us a better reason to watch, play cricket. We may analyze, judge is batting but when he going to bat we like watching him. Though he has not been among runs these couple of years, he has worked hard all these 24 years to be relevant to the team with his contribution on and off the field. His humility, enthusiasm in the field and scandal free career will be remembered.
SALUTE TO THIS LITTLE MASTER ON HIS FINAL TEST. WISH HIM ALL THE BEST FOR THE FUTURE.