Comments on: Applaud and preserve Sachin-like champions — can we? Perspectives on South Asian politics Thu, 02 Jun 2016 08:03:22 +0000 hourly 1 By: RajeevK Wed, 10 Mar 2010 05:29:02 +0000 2-minute-fan: Great!

By: 2-minute-fan Sat, 27 Feb 2010 17:33:24 +0000 Millions of hearts are ready to die
Legendary soul your smile is shy
As the roaring lions are tamed with a whip
You handle pressure all with a sweep,
Shakespeare of cricket write poems in air
turn dreams into reality with passion and care,
A marathon run on rulers’game
nothing stands,thy Hannibal will to blame,
No fire can melt thy icy cool look
your eagle eyes miss not a pool or hook,
tonnes after tonnes you grind like a mill
thy colossus height can past wounds heal,
Age can not wither the charm of your stroke
In midst of storms you stand like a rock.
(2-minute) 😉

By: The_Dark_Knight Fri, 26 Feb 2010 18:27:48 +0000 The best part of the article is that it juxtaposes our thoughts, I doubt these are merely authors thought, it includes our fears as well. Having said that the feat by Sachin is magnanimous because of his age. Hope he keeps fit and India shines!

By: NamitG Fri, 26 Feb 2010 17:57:40 +0000 I have been following Tendulkar since he first started plundering runs alongside another great batsman Vinod Kambli. I, too have cheered aloud slogans, painted my face, danced a tango and beat drums in the stadium whenever Tendulkar won India matches and delighted us with his strokes. And whenever he failed, I got disappointed, and seethed with anger, muttered a few abuses under my breath against the bowler. And, full stop. We need to realise that the job of winning is to be done by the 11 players. And having said, everybody cannot be Tendulkar Ganguly, Laxman or Dravid. Tendulkar has the same 206 bones, 5 senses, so on as you and I, only that God bestowed him the power to punish men from opposition, particularly who either hail from Pakistan or Australia and may be now South Africa.

By: anshua Fri, 26 Feb 2010 12:07:23 +0000 Adoration and criticism go hand-in-hand. That is how people are. Sachin in a great sportsman and his athletics achievements will be remembered for a long time. But it is his nobility of spirit and humility that will endure for even longer by providing generations with a role model of someone who can be both competent and nice.

By: Aditi83 Fri, 26 Feb 2010 11:16:47 +0000 Very well written and informative blog, sharing the irony of being famous in India.
You have raised a very good question, assurance of rescept to people like Tendulkar. I feel that all right minded people would always respect him for his game and soon he will be called Sir Sachin Tendulkar like Sir Donald Bradman. However assuring respect does not just depend on people it depends on people who are given that respect more. So in the eyes of right minded people Sachin will always be a star and fractionists can harldy malign his image.

By: blessedone Fri, 26 Feb 2010 06:41:18 +0000 read the article with great interest.agree with the author that v indians have very short memory. and v only cheer the success and never give a shoulder when one is going through a lean patch.
regarding THE GOD OF CRICKET—well he lives by cricket 24×7. he is truely a global sportsman . a great human being.there is only one SACHIN TENDULKAR and we indians are fortunate that he is in our country.GOD bless

By: Anuambrish Fri, 26 Feb 2010 06:17:21 +0000 Pop artist Andy Warhol famously commented – “In the future, everybody will be world famous for 15 minutes”. In the virtual deluge of information that engulfs the present scenario, it indeed becomes very difficult to applaud and preserve champions like Sachin. Remember, media needs to constantly grab the eyeballs and the best way to do it is to create instant heroes or villains who can be gratified or ridiculed as the situation demands. So take it from me – if Sachin fails in next few innings, knives will be out for him. And it won’t be surprising if some of the critics argue that after scoring a double hundred, the batting maestro is past his prime!

By: swati1 Fri, 26 Feb 2010 04:41:25 +0000 Its natural for people to have opinions. Its those who do not have them are strange. When we are talking about someone like Sachin Tendulkar – a legendary cricketer it is but natural to have people talk about him when he is performing well and also in his low days. It is just a reinforcement of the fact that he is too charismatic to be forgotten! We all love him..!

By: Udumalaihero Fri, 26 Feb 2010 02:48:34 +0000 If any one is in public eye, he/she has to face this situation, which is common. Congratulations Mr.Tendulkar for magnificent innings.