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When I met GOD - Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar at MCA, Bandra My semester break was on from college and I was just whiling away time when I received a call from my friend and he said, "Come to Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) right now, Sachin is here". I couldn't believe my ears, I picked up a plain white t-shirt to get his signature and headed to Bandra. We waited for almost 4hrs and in the process ended up meeting Zaheer Khan, Harbhajan Singh and Ashish Nehra in the locker room. But like any other Indian, we were hopeful to see Sachin Tendulkar that day because such opportunities don't come by every day. The moment arrived, he stepped out of the indoor practice nets and around 50 people crowded him. I managed to hand over my t-shirt to him and he happily signed. The Indian Cricket Team was leaving for Sri Lanka I think for the 2011 Cricket World Cup and we begged him to click a picture with us. The Little Master obliged and as I stood right next to him, I took the o

Yuvraj Singh's Cancer Comeback

Yuvraj Singh has always been in the news whether it is about hitting 6 sixes in the inaugural twenty20 world cup ’07, spearheading India in the Natwest Final’02 & the World Cup’11 triumph or for his personal life about women and marriage. But this time around, he’d made the headlines for something which was beyond sport, money and sex. Yuvraj Singh was the cynosure of all eyes as he started his journey back to international cricket after a 9-month long absence due to cancer. Having inspired a billion people including the ones who are not even remotely connected to the game, Yuvraj Singh stood on the cricket field after defying all the odds – undaunted and carefree. He became the darling of world cricket. Sport critics often talk about how nothing or nobody is bigger than the game but despite all the criticism over his sympathy-driven selection and the loss against New Zealand, Yuvraj Singh proved that he was bigger than cricket on that particular day. Now, the big que