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Sunday, August 26, 2012

Cricket and Sachin

Cricket is a religion in India

With the India-New Zealand test series on the way, I thought of writing something about cricket in India. If you want to know why cricket is called a religion here, just try to talk to any Indian about cricket. For the starters - here is a list of top 3 topics that will fetch you maximum attention:

1. These cricketers should concentrate on game than advertising
2. Can India do good in the upcoming series (especially if the series is world cup/against Aus or SAF or End)
3. Dhoni is best captain ever (after this, beware of Ganguly fans - they are still out there)

Why this happens - because everyone is an expert in cricket whether or not they ever played it. Even a mother back home would say on a misfield or a boundary - he should have made a jump to stop it.

As I said - 
Cricket is a religion in India and hope you know that Sachin Tendulkar is God

For maximum attention on this, all you have to say is "I think Sachin should retire". 
Warning: Those might be the last words of your life.
Sachin Tendulkar - God of Cricket

Want to witness the divine following for Sachin - just hop in any place when he is batting. If he is approaching a century - you are about to witness how many people can be stressed for same reason at the same time.

Personally, I feel the stress even when I am watching a repeat telecast. His every shot, every miss, every hit, every camera appearance - I guess you got my point. I mean, whatever he does fetches a applause in stadium.

Stadium, right - Go watch a match having Sachin in it at any part of India. Then I am sure, you will believe, if you don't already believe that Cricket is a religion and Sachin is the God.

FYI: Do not at any cost be involved in a discussion which is against Sachin. You can say anything you want against any other player in the team and world in any sport, but never anything against Sachin. This may be harmful for your life.

More to come, hopefully.

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