Saturday, April 15, 2006

Why bother?

Sachin Tendulkar was booed off by the crowd in Wankhede stadium. Can you believe that? I couldnt, when I first heard of it. All this to a man who has been considered to be the greatest cricketer of our times. For god sakes, he holds the highest number of runs and centuries, he has the highest individual score among all Indian batsmen, has the highest batting average among batsmen with over 10K ODI runs and holds the record for scoring 1000 ODI runs in a calendar year .... not just once but six times. Well thats not the end to his achievements. There are many and we all know about them. He hasnt been in the best form of his career lately but atleast respect the man for what he was and has done. The recent incident reminded me of a particular dialogue from a movie,
" The one thing people love more than a hero is to see a hero fail, fall, die trying. In spite of everything you've done for them, eventually they will hate you. Why bother? "

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Innocent Assumption?