|Out of the park|
I really can't get enough of SRT, in this post I tried to list some of those memorable moments which will remain fresh always. I have so many moments in my mind, which brought so much joy to me. Here are the few.
Each and every match of World Cup 2003 when he was back to open the innings and was in sublime form. Who can forget that Six of Shoaib Akhtar in World Cup 2003, then that pull of Caddick which went outta the park.
Then the century against Aussies in Chennai (after that famous Kolkata test) to win a series against them.
Blasting Warne and co in Sharjah famously knows as Desert Storm, all those sixes and Tony Grieg's commentary is still in my ears.
His final delivery of the day to bowl Moin Khan between his legs, magical delivery.
When Sachin and Sourav torn apart Zimbabwe in Sharjah to chase down a target in no loss.
That innings against Australia during the final test, 241*, that was pure class, he answered every critic with his bat as usual, and in the same series in a match at Adelaide his two wickets of Steve Waugh and Damien Martyn with a similar kind of a leg spin delivery, both of them caught in slips by Dravid.
His most animated celebration after his brilliant catch to dismiss Inzi at the boundary line during the final ODI of our series in Pakistan after a long time.
Those two innings in Australia against Australia in the CB series finals to win the cup. Especially those upper cuts of Johnson's bowling, have seen the highlights of this match million times in Star Cricket for those upper cuts.
When he made 175 against Aussies to almost chase down a huge target that was one hell of an innings. His best ODI innings according to me, next to that desert storm 143.
Then came the first double hundred in ODI, 200* against SA, where cricinfo server crashed because of this man.
Then recently in the last series against Aussies in India, where he started his innings with two boundaries of the first two balls in the first innings and two sixes of the first two balls in the second innings.
Most of all that moment when we won the world cup, which made him cry. He was very satisfied while holding the worldcup and his dream came true.
Then the final test where he played almost all of his trademark shots in that 74, especially the straight drive to bring up his fifty.
And to top it all that really superb farewell speech. I thought the best of the farewell series was his 74, but as usual he proved me wrong with his farewell speech. And, that moment when he returned to touch the pitch after his lap of honour, he proved he never thinks himself as a GOD.
These are only very few Sachin moments, still a lot of moments are close to my heart.
Thank You Sachin. Missing You.