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Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar has achieved everything at such a young age. Many of his achievements are so rare and extraordinary in nature that most of us cannot even think of achieving them in our dreams. He has not only broken all the records on the cricket ground but  also set many new records. In every sense of the word he is the God of cricket.

Then why this outrage against someone upon whom we have bestowed the sobriquet of God so adoringly? Sachin Tendulkar is an extremely smart icon of the contemporary India. He is one of those rare living legends who has never courted any controversies in his career spanning across a couple of decades. His integrity is beyond reproach. His level of commitment speaks for itself. If he wants to become the Rajya Sabha MP, let him become. It is a matter of his personal choice.

 

 

Quite surprisingly those who claim to be the fans of Sachin Tendulkar have gone on a rampage in the cyberspace with a cry of their idol being used as a pawn in the great game of politics. The problem is it is the Congress which has nominated him as the Rajya Sabha MP. In the recent times, the Congress-led UPA government has been at the receiving end for almost everything under the sun. The government has been battling against the corruption charges. The leaders are often seen squabbling in public and to the party’s embarrassment coming out with the contradictory statements.

Many blame this government for muzzling Team Anna’s anti-corruption movement that had the massive popular support and was promising to root out the corruption completely by introducing the Jan Lokapal. The devil lies in these details here. According to those who are protesting the master blaster has committed a grave sin by accepting the nomination as the Rajya Sabha PM from such a corrupt government. And this is why many fans have begun to paint him with the same brush as they paint this corrupt government.

His former colleagues too have expressed concern over such a move the God of cricket seems determined to make. The path that he is contemplating is fraught with many dangers and this may harm his status and popularity adversely. There’s nothing wrong in what they are saying publicly. Even Sachin Tendulkar knows that the politics is a dirty game and the politicians are hated by one and all in our country although we cannot do without them.

Sachin Tendulkar knows what he is doing. He has always known what he has done in the past. When he completed his hundredth hundred, rumours were rife that he was going to hang his boots. But he surprised everyone by saying that there was still a lot of cricket left in him and the retirement was the last thing on his mind. This goes to show how well the world knows Sachin Tendulkar.

All said and done, every cricket lover has followed Sachin’s on and off field heroics closely ever since he made his debut. But nobody can claim to know Sachin Tendulkar fully. He is one person who holds his cards close to his chest. Politics is one field that tends to attract every celebrity in some way after he or she has achieved everything and the popularity is all time high.

Sachin Tendulkar rarely does anything without thinking the matter thoroughly. His decision to join the Rajya Sabha as an MP too must have undergone vigorous thinking before the final call. Who knows he has got some grand vision for the sporting fraternity? Who knows he has some plans up his sleeve that he wants to share with his countrymen as an MP? He has not joined the Congress or any other political party for the sake of becoming a CM or PM. Nor he has vowed to support or campaign for any political outfit in the upcoming elections.

Then what has got his fans’ knickers in a twist? Why are they suddenly turning into foes with the hashtag #UnfollowSachin on twitter and other forms of venomous abuses against him? Instead of wishing him all the best for the new career he has chosen for himself, why subject him to unnecessary character assassination? He is not some retired and out-of-work cricketer who has  nothing else to do and therefore he has decided to  join politics.

He deserves a lot of praise for becoming the MP when he is still playing and looks forward to taking an active part in the next World Cup too. When I think of his desire to serve the people of this country selflessly after entertaining them for so many years, the admiration grows for him by leaps and bounds. He is surely going to do justice to what he has taken up and won’t merely end up as an ornamental MP as some are suggesting.

As far as the controversies go, he has got years of experience behind him and he knows how to steer clear of them. All year round he is busy playing cricket and how he is going to be able to attend the sessions of parliament and take part in the proceedings to share his vision. Well, to this hypothetical theory nobody can give convincing answer until the man is seen in action inside the parliament.

This stint as the Rajya Sabha MP he fully deserves and moreover going by his track record, the God is going to come out smelling of roses in this endeavour as well. All the best, Sachin.

 

 

At last, the Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar has scored his hundredth hundred. The entire nation has heaved a sigh of relief. Right from the PM of India to the aam aadmi, congratulatory messages for the little master has been flying thick and fast. This feat has overshadowed the Union Budget 2012. What makes this hundred so special? Every cricket lover in general and the Sachin Tendulkar fan in particular knows for sure what this hundred means since it is the ultimate pinnacle of success any sportsman can ever dream of. Nobody can break this incredible record achieved after giving everything that only someone as lion-hearted as Sachin Tendulkar could have given.

But not everybody is happy with this hundredth hundred. This record has been in the making for quite some time now and the delay has caused this record to get into the eye of an storm. Little Master must have been quite appalled and perhaps this is why even he didn’t seem quite happy or elated after scoring that elusive hundred. Bangladesh are easy opponents, and, Sachin Tendulkar getting his hundred in this game was a given fact even before the first ball was bowled. All said and done, little master has yet again made all the Indians feel immensely proud and what he has done today, only he could have done.

Every cricket lover knows that Sachin has been playing tirelessly for his country for over two decades now. He has entertained us, come to our rescue and given us plenty of reasons to smile whenever we, as a nation, have felt down and out. This is why when some so-called high fliers masquerading as the intelligentsia of this country give unsolicited advice to the God of cricket for bowing out like Rahul Dravid did recently angers all Sachin and non-Sachin fans alike. The man has done something that we cannot imagine doing in our wildest dreams. Scoring a hundredth hundred against any opposition on any soil is not a child’s play. Then why this clamour for his retirement?

It is really sad to see some people thinking so shallow for the man who has done so much for his country. He has endured it all from endless jokes about his hundredth hundred to growing criticism for continuing in the face of poor form to not making way for a younger player to build the team for the next World Cup. God alone knows what it feels like to be in Sachin Tendulkar’s shoes at this moment. I am sure nobody wants to be Sachin Tendulkar at the moment although the man has set a new record and truly deserves to be called the God of Cricket.

Those who are calling for his retirement instead of Bharat Ratna are showing themselves in a very poor light. God will take a call when the time comes to call it a day. By spreading the message he ought to retire now makes it sound as if he only plays for his personal milestones and not for the country. Cricket is a team game and nobody can play for such a long time if he plays only for his personal milestones.

Long live Sachin Tendulkar for creating a new record, for creating a history and for generating so much of hysteria. Down with all those snobs calling for his retirement for only those with twisted mentality can do so.


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