Wednesday, 25 April 2012 | By: AbhiLaSH RuHeLa

You are an Institution, Mr. Sachin Tendulkar !!!

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           Whenever an idol is made in our life, the reason of it is his qualities that you want to possess in you but you are still farther from it. You respect your idol because he has achieved it with lots of hard work and dedication. The perseverance and patience that he went through a long long time is what interests you. Once upon a time, when you used to tell someone the person from whom you take inspiration from or the person whom you see as your idol, what you used to get from your friends was a big tap on your back or lots of praises for selecting the best idol in your life. But, now-a-days, if you'll tell someone that the particular person is your idol in life, he will start making negative comments on him, abuse his previous works , starts telling you every possible reasons to prove that the person is not deserving to be at the place where he is and for the most, he will keep making fun and dig at you for selecting that respective person as your idol. But, for me, I don't care for anyone's view once I am determined that "Yes, this is the person whom I see as my idol". And one such person whom I see as the second best idol and inspiration  in my life after Mr. Bachchan, its SACHIN TENDULKAR. 

               In last few months, we have seen how he was being demoted in the charts of some narrow-minded people or the one who can't see the positive sides of any thing and keep on digging the hole where they expect some negativity to erupt. I wasn't a great fan of Sachin Tendulkar since my childhood. Yes, its true that I knew he was the best cricketer in the world but I didn't had much knowledge about the game to understand the kind of achievements he was gaining with every match he played. But, I knew one Cricket record which I specially asked my childhood friends then, that What's the highest score ever made by a Cricketer in an ODI match. I got my answer "194* by Saeed Anwar". Since then, I was waiting for someone to break that record and do something incredible by scoring any thing above it. Because 194 is itself a big score. But what I generally observed in all the Cricket matches was that batsmen reached at most 125 runs on an average in 50 overs. I thought that this record will remain unbreakable for a long time. Then, one day, turning on the news channels after returning to home from college, I saw the Breaking News- "Sachin Tendulkar ne nabaad 200* banaye" "Duniya ka pehla khiladi jisne ODI mein Dohra satak lagaya". I screamed in excitement. I started browsing channels to see the highlights of the match, and once I got to see the whole innings of the Master Blaster, I was glued to the screen like some tharkis are stuck to their TV screens when Katrina Kaif is displayed in the Slice's advertisement. 

              I won't talk about his records in this post as every blogger, writer, editor, reporter, journalist, columnist does it. I would like to talk about the factors why I considered him to be my idol. After that 200*, I started observing every inning that he played because I learnt that this man is really the best in his field. Later, I downloaded videos and saw his interviews on Youtube. The calmness and the kindness that he possessed even after being called GOD by the world was THAT ATTITUDE which we want to see in every successful person. The amount of passion and interest he has in the game which he started playing even before understanding what Sex actually is. :-) I find everyone around me beginning a new job/habit but they leave it after some days as they don't have that GET GOING attitude in them. I saw it in this guy as even after playing for more than two decades and earning crores of money through it, he is still in the game and fortunately, performing like he did in his young days. :-) 

             I find fitness and stamina the biggest drawback I have in me. But when I count the number of runs that he has scored by running on the pitch i.e. 35,000, I feel ashamed of myself. Even at the age of 38, he runs like a new athlete and tries to reach the crease before that diplomatic ball reaches, and I at 22, starts panting because of exertion. If I find that I am good at some thing, I become over-confident about it for some time, but seeing Sachin's consistency, I have got to learn that even if the world bows in front of you, you should work harder just as you are performing the task for the first time to prove some judges that you deserve the place. :-) I have learnt from him how to ignore haters rather than giving them a special place in our life. Recently, when he was being criticized and abused for not scoring that not-so-important century to prove himself, it was very hard for him to deal with all the critics that were speaking against him. But still he never used any kind of foul language for any of them. He just talked about himself and his career rather than talking about the negativity that some people were trying to penetrate into his life. This teaches me to believe myself even if I am not able to perform something at the speed at which I used to execute it earlier. I will have to avoid talking about the people who don't think any good about me. 

             So, there are innumerable reasons because of which I consider SACHIN TENDULKAR as my idol. Even at the age of 39 and bank balance of Crores, this man is ready to sweat on field. He celebrated his 39th Birthday yesterday. What could I wish for you, sir? You have every thing that a normal human can't have. Just keep inspiring me and crores like me. Keep playing and inspiring each one of us. 

   Thanks. 

   ABHILASH RUHELA- VEERU wishing Sachin a very very happy birthday. 

6 CoMMenTs !!! - U CaN aLSo CoMMenT !!!:

Anamika said...

An inspirational post!! its different only b'cos of one reason dat u've nt mentioned all so called "RECORDS"..
Happy Birthday to ur idol Sachin...

mahesh said...

very good.... :-)

Anonymous said...

Awesome Post Abhi....

Keep ON..
Raja...

AbhiLaSH RuHeLa said...

Anamika, yes dear I tried my best to write something different on this person than what others are doing from last 22 years. :-)

AbhiLaSH RuHeLa said...

Thanks Mahesh.

AbhiLaSH RuHeLa said...

Thanks my dear friend- Raja.

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