I don’t want to sound like those devoted sports enthusiast but when Sachin Tendulkar took retirement from ODIs i stopped watching cricket like i used to. That’s a true story.

Cricket has been one thing i watched, played and learned only because i grew up watching Sachin Tendulkar on TV. I had a few posters on my wall when i was a teen, Avril, Britney, Backstreet, an Indian Actress, Disney cartoons and one of him.

So today when the legend played his last cricket match and gave that goodbye speech it was so surreal. Man! It’s like end of an era. Cricket won’t be same ever no matter how many awesome players come.

With Sachin taking a retirement, its a wrap from my end too, because I’m not sure if it would be fun to watch the game without him being in the team. I mean what’s the fun of watching a cricket match when you don’t get scream out loudly “Sachin, Sachin”.

A man so loved, so successful and so awesome, he never let the whole cloud 9 thing get to him. Humble, humble and humble…Sachin Tendulkar is the man who doesn’t fit the standard “Rags to Riches” phrase because he never changed. Maybe he became more appreciative of the love and success but never went on the arrogant side of the love, money and victory.

This one is for him:

To Sir,

Thank You for making cricket what it suppose to be, a gentleman’s game. Thankyou for every cricket match of yours, because whether you scored a century, a double century or a zero, seeing your spirit, your god like aura and your humble smile on the field was always a pleasure. History can never be written without mentioning you in it. It’s an honor to be a part of your cricket journey.

Thankyou for the millionth time, sir.


Technically, we are on break…you cant call it cheating

Right now I can’t stop smiling because my favorite IPL team has won and what a game I tell you. If you are a cricket fan then this was the match worth watching because it made the whole country stop. It was a day of sports for me, because today after a long time I played Badminton and it felt so good to get all tired and sweaty. And then I come home to a match I could not take my eyes offs.

It was a good Sunday because I did things I have been ignoring…no I still didn’t clean my wardrobe or worked on my assignments but still. I worked on Dominique and that a big deal for me. Last night I found this amazing song by Florence and the Machine and it’s a perfect soundtrack for one of the key scenes in Dominique. I have been listening to it again and again, thus building the scene in my head. Have already started with few pages. It feels good to write Dominique because it makes me happy and feel good about myself. This may not be my best story but this is a special one.

Then I also read my book which I have been keeping aside for so many days and am almost on verge of finishing it. I could do it tonight but I plan to sleep early and get up early. I intend to continue my badminton workout everyday now. Finally I wrote, I read and I played…how cool is that?

I guess I should be thankful to the fact that all my favorite shows are on a break and that leaves me free till the Fall…yes I know PLL will be back in 10 days but still it’s just Tuesdays (in my case Wednesdays). I feel good right now. Its like am cheating on my favorite shows in their absence, but since Glee, Greys, Revenge, Dexter and me are on break…you cant call it cheating 😉

I just hope I don’t start watching any other show or find some new show…because as far as I’m concerned my love for fiction can ruin even the small gap I have to do things I have been ignoring.

Now i just need to stick to my “reach office on time” mission…because if I wish to continue with my badminton workout I need to change my routine.