Tuesday, 22 March 2011 | By: AbhiLaSH RuHeLa

Are Sachin's Centuries A Waste For Our Cricket Team ?

            380TH BLOG -->>

       Cricket is not less than a religion in India. People are so dug up inside it that they know each and every detail about the game. And when we talk about the World Cup matches, people talk as it is the deciding event of their own life and career. Many would not be knowing each and every marks they have scored in their last exam in each subject but they know each and every score made by a batsman in each of the matches in Cricket. This is the power of Cricket which stands tall in our country. Whenever a big tournament takes place in our homeland, all the leading brands gets associated with it. The biggest sector where the highest revenue is invested for marketing and promotion. Every Indian has his/her own view and ideology about what should be done and what shouldn't be to win the next cricket match. One name which makes every Indian proud, smile, happy and enthusiastic is Sachin Tendulkar.

            Sachin Tendulkar has been acclaimed for his consistency and endlessness. But even after contributing his 21 years of life in Cricket and pushing himself at the place where he is called the Biggest Cricketer of all time and even nicknamed as THE GOD OF CRICKET, some people upbraid upon him. People still criticize him for such things which he is not responsible of. When a match starts and India bats first, what do you expect from Sachin Tendulkar? A Century? Right? Ok. When Sachin hits a century, all the other batsmen falls like cards. Is it the mistake of the Master Blaster or the batsmen who are psychologically dependent on a 36 year old man? Or in the second case when India is chasing a target, what do you expect from Sachin? We expect him to stay on the crease for a longer time so that we have a support and faith that the match is on our side. Sachin stays for a long but finally leaves the field after hitting a century, now the team needs 60 runs from 45 balls with 6 wickets remaining. But India loses the match because our batsmen can't handle the pressure and our bowler has no relation with the bat. Should Sachin Tendulkar be blamed for this too?

              All the Indians know that its a dream of Sachin Tendulkar to bring the World Cup in India. Is it not the dream of all the players playing in the team? Is it not the dream of the coach who is polishing the team under his aegis? Is it not the dream of many Indians who waste their time by watching every ball of 100 overs in a day? Then why is only Sachin Tendulkar being plaint of owing a fake dream? In this World Cup, Sachin Tendulkar has hit 2 Centuries but one of those matches tied because of the shitty bowling by Piyush Chawla against England and the second was lost against South Africa because of the shitty last over by Nehra and wrong decision by Dhoni. Still people say that whenever Sachin Tendulkar scores a Century, Indiam team loses the match. What an inexperienced and funny statement this is.

             Till now, in ODI cricket, Sachin Tendulkar has managed to hit 48 CENTURIES which is the highest number of centuries hit by any cricketer. Out of 48 Centuries, only 13 Centuries has not helped India to win the match and 2 Centuries generated no results including the recent match against England in World Cup 2011. This means that 33 Centuries has worked phenomenally awesome for our Indian Cricket Team. Now, can the people who think that Sachin's century in unlucky for the Indian team justify their statement? Now, what when the Master Blaster has scored a Half-century? Out of 93 Half-centuries he has scored, 56 of them made us the Winner, 35 of them didn't worked for the team while 2 produced No results. So, even here, the maximum number of Half-centuries are listed in the Winning side of the team. 

              The next question that will come up on people's mind is "Who has scored the maximum number of tons in winning causes for their respective teams?" Once again, Tendulkar's critics will have their mouths tightly shut because the master tops the chart with most number of tons resulting in a team's win. He also has stayed unbeaten the most number of times while leading a team's win. This is the contribution of Master for the Indian Cricket Team but still people want him to prove more. I'm happy that Tendulkar don't respond to these people otherwise it would have been wonderful to see this people getting snubbed in public. 

             A man with the highest runs in World Cups, being Highest Run-scorer in 2 World Cups, being the player to hit highest number of centuries in World Cup, being the player to hit highest number of Half-centuries in World Cups, being the player to hit highest numbers of 4s in World Cups and being the person to maintain the record partnership at 3rd and 4th position with Ganguly and Dravid respectively is still tested, accused, doubted and insulted. Its a good news that Sachin is still standing like THE HIMALAYAS against all these storms, floods and volcanoes.

              Now, India team have entered the Quarter Finals of World Cup 2011. They'll meet against Australia, the country which has bagged the last 3 World Cups and won 34 matches incessantly since 1999. They have recently lost against Pakistan, the same country they lost before this 34 winning matches record. Even after losing, Australia stands tall. People are scared whenever the picture of the QF match comes into their mind but the only hope they have is the destitute performance from Tendulkar against Ponting, the man who is chasing all his records. Suppose Tendulkar gives his best and scores his 100th 100 against Australia and India loses, people will blame him and even if he gets Out before 2-digit number like his inning against West Indies on Sunday where he scored 2 runs, people will blame him for being irresponsible and unfledged at the times of pressure. Indians are already losers in every field in the eye of the World. Sachin Tendulkar has wiped this image from the prospective of Cricket and showed the world that all the core records of Cricket is in the bag of India. People in the World call him the Master Blaster and the Biggest Cricketer of all time but we Indians are still unsatisfied with him. Just measure the size of sarcastic-ism in the hearts and minds of Indians that they can't even leave Tendulkar from blaming and targeting. 

               I hope that with time and upcoming matches, Indian viewers of Cricket grows up and start respecting Tendulkar as Australia respect their Sir Don Bradman. 

               Thanks.

ABHILASH RUHELA - VEERU

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Priya said...

They criticize coz they love him. They want him to be a winner every time. Though it is not on the healthy side of the game but, these critics motivate Sachin to play better. Hope this time the team wins the world cup.
I agree to ur post.. sometimes I also feel like they are playing only for me and I want them to win every time they are on field.

Anonymous said...

Marvelous...
Hope the people who talk like that grows....

Keep blogging... :)

Anonymous said...

Totally agree on your post. Sachin has been the greatest player ever. I've been his biggest fan since 1996 Wills world cup during my childhood.

Joey1987.

AbhiLaSH RuHeLa said...

Priya, but still they demotivate him.. they want him to be below 100 rather than score the one and prove his greatness..

AbhiLaSH RuHeLa said...

Thanks Anonymous..

AbhiLaSH RuHeLa said...

Yaa Joey, he is great.

Ryan Edward the IInd said...

Hey dude. This is Djkillstreak (twitter)
Great post dude. You are like at a great progression in and out of the post. I have a blog up too. .Not as cool as yours though. . . http://ryanraves.blogspot.com

Abdul said...

Abhilash and Joey - you got it right! Hope he can bring his magic for the India - Pak match today

AbhiLaSH RuHeLa said...

Ryan, thanks for liking my blog and believe on ur blog too... everything will grow bigger if u believe it.

AbhiLaSH RuHeLa said...

Abdul, he finally did it with 85... Man of the Match...

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