Thursday, October 06, 2011

The true legend

If there's been one person I have idolized, it is you. Without you, living in this world would have been much worse.
Sadly, the world was only blessed with 56 years of your stay.

Steve Jobs, RIP. May the world recovers from your loss soon.

Sunday, April 03, 2011

We are the champions

It was in the 1992 world cup when I first saw cricket matches with any interest. Incidently, that was also Sachin's first appearance in a world cup for India. I was told we won it in 1983. When Pakistan won it in 1992, I thanked god that atleast we already had one to show for ourselves.

For 19 years, I couldn't understand what it feels to win the cup. Heck, I didn't even know if it feels anything. For 19 years, this other guy didn't know that feeling either. We abused him while feeling sorry for him when we got destroyed on a faithful eden garden pitch, and then when we came tantalizingly close but got brutally drubbed by a certain genius in yellow.

A dream of a billion cannot be fulfilled by one, it has to be fulfilled by eleven. This is the time when the individual brilliance of the 90s is complemented with the leadership and teamwork of 2011. This is a new India, and it can take on the world on its own. I salute the stars who have given us this belief. I salute you Sachin, I salute you Dhoni. I salute the Indian Cricket Team.

Yes, and now I know that there is a feeling when you win the cup. And I am happy that now he knows it too.
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