I dedicate this to Sachin Tendulkar. Right now, I am not bothered about the fate of the first test against South Africa or other details pertaining to this match. I could watch only the highlights of this match and when the news reader said that Sachin was on his way to his 50th century in 5-day matches, I became nervous and switched off the TV for a while but when I switched on, I could see Sachin lifting his bat; simultaneously I could also see a broad smile on the news readerâ€™s face. Yeah, Sachin has reached the much-awaited mile stoneâ€¦.His half-century of centuries! ,incidentally at the centurion ground.Â Nearly 15 years ago, an expert predicted, â€œat this rate, Tendulkar would score 82 centuries [ODI + 5 day matches] which seemed fantastic prediction. But Sachinâ€™s contribution far outweighed this prediction, for he is on the verge of 100 centuries. Hats off to Sachin.
Author: P U Krishnan
First things first. I am one of those retired chaps who are young at heart. I watch cricket matches and jump for joy when Tendulkar scores yet another century. I read newspapers and books too, though I am not crazy about them. I think I have a mind free from hatred and I owe it to the wonders of nature and music. I scribble something now and then and call myself a writer! Though I have settled in Ooty, a lovely hill station in Tamil Naduâ€”I must emphasize the fact that I was born and brought up in Tellicherry in North Kerala and studied in the good old Government Brennen College. Of and on, my mind goes back to my ancestral house at Tiruvangad in Tellicherry in front of an ancient Sri Ram temple. I am indebted to this wonderful place which inculcated in me a love for cricket and literature. But all said and done, I am an Indian first. View all posts by P U Krishnan