Comeback!!!.When that word is uttered, many people in cricketing fraternity cite MohinderAmarnath's string of comebacks (which includes heroic comeback and the subsequent on the top performance in 1983 world cup) and Sourav Ganguly's comeback to the Indian squad after he was sidelined by controversies.But wait a sec how about this one?.
After amassing hundreds of thousands of runs as he is born to do exactly that,all of a sudden his golden touch and dominance of 18 years is questioned and blasphemies were hurled at him to stop breathing runs.Two years pass and then the same man unleashes a pinnacle array of impeccable displays.The best part is how and at what rate he scored runs in the recent times.He has shown the morons who called for his retirement by implicitly saying that they should retire from speaking non-sense.
Not only that, he also managed to show that "A lion is a lion no matter whether it is 16 or 60" by tantalizingly massacring foxes by his mere stare.(Well,2 foxes now have confessed that they are sick of seeing this phenomenon piling up runs). What augurs the mania on him and his sort-of-comeback is the fact that he has floored down a red-hot batsmen like sehwag (who is redefining test cricket) to reclaim No.1 spot in ICC test rankings.While talking about many of his golden attributes like his fabulous dominating presence for over two decades,his unbelievable statistics that reflects all that a batsman can achieve and his repertoire for playing innings that would be possible for others only in their dream and his range of shots,one important thing must not be forgotten that distinguishes him.The class and the quality!!!!..That should be the one reason why he is so mesmerizing and spellbinding.
Certainly its great to see him scoring hundreds and making all those records.Nevertheless, the real treat is not in watching his tons being scored or in seeing him crossing mile stones but in relishing this artist's every move and every stroke he plays.Yup.He is more of a artist that appeals most to me and the million others than his unrepeatable heroics. There is more about the artistic style than the substance he has.The spectator is more transfixed to watch him belt down a Brett Lee delivery down the track with double the amount of speed it was delivered and defining a new kinda shot (named Bullet drive as the ball traveled like a bullet ) than watching him score a century.
Leaving this comeback and all that aside one more thing which forms the best part of his recent times is his contribution in taking India to top of the Test Rankings and making Indian ODI side a more tough competitive side.As he himself puts across, he is satisfied when India wins than in instances he piles up runs. Perhaps its the finest thing happened to Indian cricket in recent times.And in that,Sachin Tendulkar's part is one of the considerable one with some sort of contribution.The record which shows that he has scored 50 or above in last 11 matches epitomizes that.Lot of times his stay at the crease has helped India in the recent times.
Yes,one of the considerable one!!!. Because I understand that this golden era of Indian test cricket had not happened over night and not because of a single person.It all started with Sourav Ganguly who started winning matches abroad and it was carried over by some of the throughly incredible displays from the likes of Dravid and Laxman in the early part of 2000s.The seeds sown by these guys have been reaped now.Having said all this,i also should say Dhoni too is maintaining what was left to him.He is doing pretty well to make the most of it.But to say MSD is the best captain of all time and all,it should take some time.Long way to go.
Coming back to Sachin,A lot has been said about him.He had not won matches for India,he perishes under pressure,talks surrounding that he is next only to Don bradman etc etc.But I personnaly have not seen Don Bradman scoring runs for 20 years all over the globe,I have not seen Viv Richards or Clive Llyod treating the best bowlers like Shane warne a club bowler,I have not seen Gavaskar skillfully scoring 500 or 600 odd runs in two world cups ,I have not seen any other batsman of any era who had scored 10k runs in both forms of cricket and still keep on scoring.And in reality i don't wanna know or i don't wanna see any other player, for a simple reason.You know what????...I HAVE SEEN SACHIN TENDULKAR..THE ENTIRE HISTORY OF BATSMANSHIP IN ONE MAN...Period...
As usual I'm a bit late here.Thought of posting this a week before but as usual my laziness got the better out of me.And as usual i could not stop writing.when i looked after writing this one,it was going for pages.It took me a while(equivalent to the time i took to write :P) to edit this.The one you find above is the edited version.check out the full length original article here at http://sachinmaniacs.blogspot.com/
Check this out about the stats that says his redemption. http://www.cricinfo.com/magazine/content/story/450014.html