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Thursday, February 16, 2006

An Article that's Worthy!

I was sick of all the people who were eager to write on Tendulkar.
Especially some retired cricketers! But, hey, I should still thank
Moin Khan in bringing the best of journalism. Here is one fine
example: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/4711292.stm

"Tendulkar was always a reluctant God and perhaps it is just that
we have become impatient worshippers. His decline may eventually
be more revealing about us than about him."

"Retirement is a final admission of failed skills, it is these days an expensive
decision as well."

2 Comments:

  • The only reason I spent $250 for the PPV TV package for ind-Pak-2004 series was SRT. I just wanted to see enough of him before he retired.

    My only complain against him is that he has almost never really voiced his opinions even when he should have. Somebody of his stature should be more vocal in the world of cricket when it comes of serious issues like match fixing or petty politics of BCCI. I guess it's just not his nature.

    Nitpicking aside, there is no denying the fact that he is a fine individual, a great cricketer and a living legend. They don't come any better than him.

    By Blogger Harsh, at 2/16/2006 5:58 PM  

  • Money well spent Harsh. May be Tendulkar God just listened to you! One thing I noticed is that the readers who commented on this article were from all over the world. It's probably rare.

    I agree that he should be speak up. But against who! The ex-captain who was involved in match fixing, or the BCCI which bars cricketers from press !?

    Successful Indians are rarely vocal. Blame it on our upbringing/culture. That's what we expect in contrast to the culture here. Dell once remarked that Apple should close the shop and distribute the left over cash to share holders. Steve Jobs changed the tide in a fitting reply. But you don't see Indian industrialists that vocal... apart from once a while marriage extravaganza...

    By Blogger Naik, at 2/16/2006 6:38 PM  

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