Whether we accept or not , we like to see the long career of Sachin Tendulkar. It’s always good to see him on the crease. He has been facing criticism through media since couple of years for his retirement and paving the way for youngsters. The adverse comments compelled Laxman and Dravid to retire although they did not want to. It is a human tendency that nobody wants to leave his place unless somebody presses him from his back. We studied one essay in Hindi ( Lalit Nibandh) in our class 12 – Shirish Ke phool ( Flowers of Shirish) witten by Hazari Prasad Dwivedi. One of the lines that I still remember from that essay is -” Jab Taq unhe koi piche se aakar dhakka dekar gira nahi dete , tab taq jame rahenge….”( The flower does not leave the bunch unless the new flower throws it out). The motto of Hazari Prasad Dwivedi was to attack on politicians who never wants to leave their chairs unless somebody powerful replace them. Even in Godfather Part III , Michael Corleone praised the attack of Joe Sazza by saying ” New Overthrows old , I respect whatever he has done”.
Our prime minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and Sachin are facing the same situation , everybody asks for their retirement however they dont want to . They are still the full bloomed flowers of Shirish. One thing is common between them , both are the members of Congress party and their original profession was never politics.
We have to wait for some more days for a fabulous bid adieu of Sachin !!