Sunday, December 23, 2012
I awoke at 11 am in Denmark to the news of Tendulkar retiring from ODIs. All those clamoring for his retirement got what they were screaming for but somehow the initial silence on social media is the deafening proof that all those people of my generation are sitting with this same loss of childhood feeling that I'm sitting with. We were the ODI generation and our ODI idol has giving us his all...Thank you Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar for helping all of us forget all our worries and frustrations growing up and making us go out and play one more time to try and see if we can be own local neighborhood's Sachin and be the best we can be...If there is one role model India has seen in the past 20 years who everyone would follow -it has been YOU, no matter the regions, the religions the castes, the seeped corruption, you have made us proud. Cricket will not be the same after this for us.
by Vivek Menon