Sunday, April 3, 2011

World cup: The moment !!

The moment Dhoni lofts Kulasekara over long on, wankhede crowd erupts in joy. That was the moment we all 1.2 billion people were waiting for since last 28 years. There was hugging, crying, smiling all over podium. Emotions were running high, the man (Yuvraj) who believes in partying was crying literally. Feeling was just awesome, we all were colored in blue. The emotions that were coming from Yuvi, Bhajji, Sachin, Kohli show how much this cup means to them. I just loved the moment when Pathan and Kohli were carrying Sachin in their shoulders. That was really palpable. How those 15 members would be feeling, it can’t be described in words? But there was one man who was standing tall even tallest. That man wasn’t Zaheer, not Gambhir, Not Yuvraj and this time not even batting maestro Sachin, the man was M S Dhoni. One could have seen him after he hit that six, he was still calm, serene and composed Dhoni. There was no emotion in his face but only he knows how he would be feeling. He rose from the situation and wrote the history for all the Indians on 2nd April. The man who had thin patch throught the tournament, promoting himself up in the order, coming after his two most important batsmen have returned to the pavilion, chasing a score of 275 in the final of the world cup facing Malinga and Murali is something really plausible. Since the start he was looking very positive. He was hitting the ball quite nicely, coming on to the front foot running on the wickets. Woooow that was just estimable. I just loved his audacity. As Imran Khan says, he really is a smart street guy. And in the presentation party also he proved that he has got character in saying that he didn’t want to prove to the crowd rather he wanted to prove himself and he proved it. I humbly take back all the blame, criticism and curse.

When it comes to Sachin, statistics or records are nothing. Before this World Cup no team had won the WC final in the home ground. No team has successfully chased more than 250 in the WC final. But I think this time it was destined for India. On the lighter side, India had to win because Rajnikanth was there in the stadium.

After the match we went out on to the street, there were people screaming, singing the national song. We were hugging on each passerby, giving high fives, shaking hands and shaking hips but there was just one word that was on every one’s mouth and that was India. Yes Cricket once again united the nation. There was no kid, no old we all were rejoicing and cherishing like the charismatic moment of this kind is never gonna come again.

Everyone seems to dedicate this honor to the little master only. A man who gets out on a score of 2 and still be respected on that, a man who couldn’t produce a match winning inning but still be carried on the shoulders of Pathan and kohli, How fortunate this man would be to be born in a country like this who inspires so many people not in cricket but also in the real life and how fortunate I am to witness him lifting the world cup trophy.

Virat Kohli after carrying Tendulkar on his shoulder:

“Tendulkar has carried the burden of the nation for 21 years, it was the time we carried him. Chak de India”

Zaheer: “I can’t explain this feeling. It is for this special man (Tendulkar).

Yuvraj: “It was for Tendulkar, we did it”.

Now if one asks me what is the best moment of my life, then it is not the day when I got job or not even when I become graduate but it would certainly be when Dhoni lifting the world cup trophy. What a palpable scene it was. This is the moment every Indian would remember for his entire life.

Signing off
Anil Anuragi
Take care and party harder!!


Renu said...

Agree to evrything what you say..I didnt understand when they lifted Sachin.this privilege would have been real for Yuvraj and dhoni or may be Gambhir why Sachin?

Sushma Harish -Nee Kallianpur said...

I enjoyed reading this post. Just found you through Shibha Jis blog.
I agree with renus comment, I admired Gambhirs state which frankly elated the pressurised situation. Anyway "Sachin ko lift karado" theek hei, hes retiring soon!! after the marvellous career.
Also note Anil you wrote that you are an elec-engineer by accident. I like that, I always felt I am an chemical engineer turned into contracts engineer now by accident!!

My journey said...

@Renu Ji : Because it wasnt about the victory but about the humility. The man who longed his career to see this moment certainly deserves this. And i must say that Gambhir and Dhoni were outstanding in the final. :)

@Sushma Harish -Nee Kallianpur : A warm welcome to my blog. Thanks a lot for your visit.
Yes Gambhir really took us to very close. Lolzz chemical engineer turned to contracts engineer?? :)