Sep 25, 2023
Sep 25, 2023
‘Bharat Ratna’ to Sachin fulfils the desire of crores of Indians who love their darling Sachin. Women see their own son in Sachin. Every parent wishes to have a son as hard-working and dedicated as Sachin. For two and half decades, Sachin has been associated with the aspirations of millions of Indians. Sachin is our answer to the world. He gave millions of Indians belief that we can also compete globally. Nothing second grade here! All top grade! Only pure gold!
No one can say that Sachin acted rashly on an occasion or misbehaved. All his temper vented itself between the twenty two yards. No immoral, wrong deeds for our Sachin! In a world full of Tiger Woods, Lance Armstrongs, our Sachin has stood out as a gem. This is India. This is our role model- perfect, humble, polite, hardworking, dedicated, religious, good, gracious, talented, outstanding!
Sachin fought back injuries. He showed what’s resilience. A complete family man, our Sachin is a product of his family and friends. And the master thanked them all - parents, uncles, aunts, brothers, sisters, coaches, managers, wife, kids, fans, friends, mates. This is India. Our identity is not complete without our family and friends.
The heart fills with joy thinking of this gem of India.
|The words written above appear to come from the writer's heart. Whatever that is written cannot be contested.But all these are equally applicable to his contemporary greats like Dravid, Kumble, Laxman among others. Their achievemnents on the field and their attitude and behavior off the field have all been exemplary. In fact they are role models worthy of emulation. Sachin Tendulkar, due to many reasons, has cornered more glory in comparison and the climax is the highest civilian award which has been conferred on him. Though I don't grudge whatever Sachin has got, I feel soory for others who suffer in comparison. Media and cricket writers and commentators are responsible for this situation. The views and opinions have always been pertisan and yardsticks different. Coming to the Bharat Ratna award. statistics suggest that it is somewhat lop sided considering the fact that only two sportspersons have been conferred PADMA VIBHUSHANA award ( V Anand in 2008 and Sachin himself in 2008).|