Sachin enters the pitch.
Commentator: And this is the 50,000th time Sachin is entering a cricket pitch!
Sachin waits at the non-strikers end looking at Sehwag.
Commentator: And this is the 250th time Sachin is at the non-striker’s end!
Sehwag hits the ball and Sachin runs.
Commentator: And this is the 15,000th time Sachin is running a run for his partner.
Sachin plays a dot ball.
Commentator: And this is the 20,000th dot ball Sachin has played in his life!
Sachin hits a 4.
Commentator: And this is his 2000th ODI 4 and 3000th overall!
Sachin takes a single.
Commentator: And this is his 5000th single, what a record! What a player!
Sachin sips water from a bottle.
Commentator: And my statistician has just informed me that Sachin has just completed 20 years, 20 weeks, 20 days, 20 hours and 20 minutes of his international career! Wow! Gush!
Sehwag hits a 6.
Second Commentator: And what a glorious shot! Whenever…
Our original commentator cutting him short: …Sachin plays alongside him, Sehwag plays his best! What an inspirational player Sachin is!
Moral of the story: Most surveys will show Sachin Tendulkar to be the greatest cricketer of all time. But there are other not so invisible players who do great deeds and a team’s victories are greater than the sum of all records.
© Sunil Rajguru