Assad Hasanain

Assad Hasanain

A musician, a manager and a cricket enthusiast who also co-hosts a cricket show. He blogs at assadhas.wordpress.com and he tweets as @LeftArmAround (twitter.com/LeftArmAround)

Sachin Tendulkar, you made India my second favourite cricket team!

In a fleeting instance, it was over. A brief silence ensued; a billion people mourning in unison. A murmur then began to grow. The quiet, weary traveller trudged off the ground, his head bowed in disappointment. Finally he turned; a small nod of his head, a shy raise of his bat. And then the roar erupted. For a few hours, Sachin had composed the glorious final sonnets to his epic tale. Every shot carried with it a familiarity, a comforting memory perhaps of a happier time. Every duel reminded one of battles won, of reputations scarred. Every smile spoke of innocence unfettered. [caption ...

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