Finally the moment which millions of fans of Sachin were eagerly waiting for came true. The dream of the man who has given so much happiness to millions of people all over the world is fulfilled and India has won the world cup cricket where he played a significant role. He was the highest scorer from the India team and scored 482 runs at an awesome strike rate of 91.98. The golden moments of the tournament were there were other star performers in almost all the matches other than Sachin which was very pleasant to watch.
The great genius himself summed it up by saying the following words - "I couldn't have asked for anything more than this. Winning the World Cup is the proudest moment of my life. Thanks to my team-mates. Without them, nothing would have happened. I couldn't control my tears of joy."
With this world cup win it is almost certain that Sachin will now retire in next couple of years and we might see the last of him in One Day games this year itself.
Personally, I don’t have any more wishes regarding him. This is what I prayed for the whole 1 month and also yesterday when he got out I was glued to one place in my seat hoping that the team carries on and gives him the world cup as a gift.
As Virat Kohli said yesterday, Sachin has carried the burden of the nation for more than 21 years. In fact there are vivid memories of the things that he has done for the nation and cricket. I still remember the 2003 world cup when people in India got mad and threw stones at Kaif’s house. It was Sachin who came out to calm the nerves of people and promised that team will rise up and try to deliver its best. Similarly during the India Pakistan test match when he was given out wrongly the crowd went mad. It was again Sachin who had to walk out in the ground to calm down the people. Who can forget the great fiasco of match fixing scandal which had marred the Indian team badly. It was Sachin and people’s faith and trust in him that kept the team alive and helped it recover.
When the lights finally go out in his career I am 100% convinced that the number of people in India who follow cricket madly will go down little bit. At least 1 person who follows the cricket match like religion will be bit indifferent and that is me when Sachin retires.
Thanks a lot for giving me so much happiness to cherish. The entire team of Kamalahar wishes the team India many hearty congratulations.