My CRICKET HERO
It is said that life may be measured not by the breaths we take, but by the breaths we hold. And many a time, I had to hold my breath when I saw Sachin in action. Sachin Tendulkar is, in fact, my hero. Doubtlessly, he is the prodigy of modern Indian cricket. He started playing at a very young age. With the passage of time his cricket career has achieved greater-and-greater heights and the best is yet to come.
I am a cricket enthusiast. I love cricket the most and would go many miles on foot to see a good cricket match. I find it so thrilling and enchanting especially when Sachin is there as one of the players. I try to see each and every match starring my hero and star Tendulkar. I view it either on TV or on the field and pitch if it is in this city or some other nearby city.
Born on April 24, 1973 Tendulkar appeared on the national and international cricket scene at the young age of 16 like a new and bright star. His cool nature and temperament on the pitch, even in most critical moments, has amazed many stalwarts, seasoned players and sports critics of repute. There is magic in his batting to keep the watchers spell-bound. His masterly strokes display superb combination of all trade. His superb batting talent is to be seen to be believed. He can face any challenge anytime and anywhere. He loves challenging situations as he has been endowed with desired aptitude, talent and brilliance for the game. He is well-known for his skill and ability to change his style of batting to suit the situation. Full of stamina, aptitude, energy, sincerity, fighting spirit and unflinching loyalty to the team, he is a great asset to the country in the cricket world.
Recently, he was awarded the prestigious Arjuna Award in recognition of his achievements. It was an occasion of unmixed joys his thousands of fans like me. And yet he can’t rest on his laurels. He has yet to fulfill many promises and achieve many milestones. He has rightly been called the “Wonder Boy” of the cricket world. But it is not enough. He is to be the “Superman”. There are many honours and awards awaiting him in times to come. Actually we honour ourselves by honouring such an extra-ordinary young talent. Undoubtedly, he has to play a very long innings as a batsman, bowler and fielder and above all as the captain in no distant future. He is bound to provide dynamic and inspiring leadership to his team in the years to come.
Tendulkar is growing example of heroism in this particular field of action and contemplation. His courage, stamina, patriotism, excellent footwork and team-spirit are things to be envied. His cricket-guru and coach, Ramakant, deserves our gratitude and hearty congratulations to have given us such a jewel as Tendulkar. His achievements with the ball and on the field have also been encouraging and inspiring, but it is with the bat that his performance has been par excellence.