Friday, November 09, 2007

So Close, yet so far...

In one of my earlier blogs I had written how I wished to watch(at a stadium) Sachin make a century...Last time I went to PCA Stadium, Mcgrath had spoiled the party... Today, with a new hope, the trip was made again to the high voltage India vs Pakistan match...
The proceedings were like a dream.. Sachin was in full flow..4's were being creamed at amazing regularity...And it was all around the wicket.. The ferocious pull...the silken drive...the powerful punch... the deadly cut..the delicate sweep...everything was there on the platter for you to relish.. Shoaib was butchered ( He has a damn long run up*).. The spinners were tossed around..and the fielders saw the ball flying over their heads...
Soon, for the first time in my life, I saw the God raise his bat after completing his 50... The run flow continued and so called 'jinxed' 90's had begun before the 25th over.. "Today is the day when ODI Batting records ought to be shattered", I thought..
Soon He was on 99.. People were going mad... Sachinnnn SAchinnn going everywhere... 30000 people clapping to the same jingle..everyone standing on their seats to watch 'The Moment'.... Then there was a hush...the only cheering was coming from the ground by 11 people dressed in greens..Everyone climbed down from the seats and sat down quietly.... The 90's jinx was not over...

* I tried counting the steps.. I could gather around 22.. they were surely more than that..


P.S:
I guess Cricket Stadium is one place where the national flag is insulted the most!!



10 comments:

typhoontanny said...

Hmm .. it was really a mishap to see sachin out yet again in the 90's .. they shud have scored more... but watching GOD play the way he did must have been a fulfilling experience for sure!!

Amey said...

I am not sure whether to be happy at such a high score or be angry that we lost despite that...

Choices... choices...

Sanchit said...

yeah jinx not broken again.. :(
and that true, cricket stadium is one not so happy place for the national flag..
cool pics, tough, the PCA luks gr8 in ur camera..

rOmpy said...

ladke...ye india ke flag wali baat too sahi hai...though they were not allowed inside the stadium. But the scenes outside the stadium were giving enough pointers to the disrespect.
Waise kuch ladkon ne case kar diya hai...against CM and PCB

SiD said...

@tanny: it was satisfying for sure!!
and you cant imagine the disappointment of Him getting out on 99..

@Amey: you shud be disappointed... bcoz the way we were going 320 is a low score.. 350 was a must!!

@sanchit: thanks.. though it was not my camera

@rompy: yeh kya tv pe bhi dikhyaa tha kya.. and yes. case to hona chaiye tha... us time camera nahi tha mere pass.. nahi to i wanted to click what the police were doing.!!

Alesea said...

Must say...dis one is impressive...
But ya the lovely photos that you have put are curtesey the island girl...so give her the credit!!!
But the writeup definitely deserves appreciation..'I saw the God raise his bat' is nice..And national flag..i never have said it but its really true...

50scent said...

I think you being his die-hard fan is putting a lot of pressure on him, so you should stop watching sachin play esp. during his 90s......
Just kidding ;)
This Jinx thing is very necessary for the upcoming biographies after he retires so sceptics might be forced to think that its all planned.

SiD said...

@alesea: thanks.. and yes. the fotos are courtesy the island girl.. her mobile was thin enough that it could be hidden



@50scent: thanks for coming here.. and yes.. i am seriously thinking of stopping see Sachin bat in 90's ;)

The Island Girl: said...

thanku thanku...heheh....

Cuckoo said...

Am I late ? :-) Was away traveling.

Hmmm... I can see you've enjoyed stadium cricket very much. That's an experience from another world. Isn't it ?

The jinx thing is becoming a habit now. He was out again in last match.
One more to go. ;) Let us see.