24.02.2010 Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar, the God of cricket, the unstoppable, the invincible, the ageless, yet again creates history. The only batsman to score a double ton in an ODI. At an age when others conveniently call it a day, Sachin at just two months short of 37, is uncontainable. The remarkable record was created by him in Gwalior while playing against South Africa, surpassing the previous record of 194 by Saeed Anwar. What the final score was, who finally won remains insignificant against such a monumental achievement.
I had twitter to look upto for exact scores, it was almost ball by ball commentary by around 2000 ecstatic tweeple all over India. Although most of the live streaming were dead by the time Sachin was about to touch the elusive, I was lucky to capture the moment on one of the links. The euphoria was as of never before, the frenzy was maddening and thanks to the maniacal congregation, I did not miss the way I used to watch cricket together with folks back home, roaring.
Would like to share some lovely tweets from the twitterati done in the honour of Sachin. Enjoy.
- @Riteishd: Am praying for sachin’s double century. Ganpati bappa morya…
- @chitraraj #sachinisgod #sachin tendulkar #sachin‘s ..same name trending 3/10 has never been in the history of twitter
- @chitraraj: O Sachin To Thee I Pray, Increase my knowledge day by day #sachinisgod
- @arjunvj: Reducing the number of atheists in India since 1989 – Sachin Tendulkar!
- @sumit_kagrawal SACHIN TENDULKAR isn’t GOD… GOD is Sachin Tendulkar…
- @sagarikaghose: Bharat Ratna for Sachin tendulkar!
- @AshikOnFire: lo meri office ka ek table ek bande ne tod diya chadh gaya table k upar or nachne laga tha #Sachin
- @AshikOnFire: Do we really need to prove to the world tht we r here n force to reckon, jus one man can make whole diff, we r billion plus. #sachin
- @IshanManjrekar: Finally a 13 year old record which was set against India is broken by an Indian #SachinIsGod
- @OmkarDash : 3/10 topics on twitter are dedicted to Sachin! This is history! Not even obama could do it! Not even apple or google!
- @juniorbachchan SACHIN, YOU GIVE US INDIANS A GREAT REASON TO BE PROUD. AND THE REASON IS YOU!!!
- @raghuonrails: I think India should have a 200 rupees note now with Sachin embossed on it #sachinisgod
Finally, I shall not write about the endless achievements of the master blaster, the legend, we all know it. I only want to express my state which is at its elevated best today, so thank you Sachin. I only want to thank Sachin’s parents for giving us the God of cricket. I only want to thank God for giving me the opportunity to live in the era when Sachin performs magic with his willow. I only want to say that I feel proud that he is an Indian.
We salute you Sachin. Take a bow.
As Sunil Gavaskar said ‘I want to touch Sachin’s feet’.
Tweets courtesy: Riteish Deshmukh, Abhishek Bachchan, Sagarika Ghosh, Arjun V J, Sumit Kumar Agrawal, Ashik Gosaliya, Ishan Manjrekar, Omkar Dash & Raghu