Like the millions of Indians worldwide, I did my share of supporting Team India in their wins against the Australians and the Pakistanis. The Indians are in the final of the World Cup and I’m tired. If I feel tired doing nothing, can’t even imagine how the players must be feeling.
Other than the dreadful fear of one terrorist strike removing the leadership of both India and Pakistan, the game was amazingly event-free. Sachin Tendulkar, played his part in both the quarterfinal and the semis.
I came across this article by Wright Thompson, which epitomizes Sachin as a player and a person
His agent told me he’s aware of what he means to people, of the symbolic importance of being both the beginning and end of something. He is a bridge, and it is vital to the psyche of a nation that he remains intact. He gets it. That’s why he never loses focus.
I need to take some time off to recover from the pakistan game, but I would encourage you to read why you should care about cricket
Update: India won the cup !! Now you really should care about cricket.