Let me complete the title of this blog first. So this is how it feels LIKE TO BE A WORLD CHAMPION. Finally. Of all the things you’d want in your lifetime. To feel like and be a world champion.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Yuvraj Singh & the rest of the team emerge as India’s newest cricketing greats after a power showing in South Africa. Is there anything to talk about after this stupendous Indian triumph? Apparently, yes.
There is only one sensitive moment to think about. What will be going on in the minds of Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid? No, I am not talking about retirement. But the win would have pleased and hurt them the most.
Since our acquaintance with sports heroes is very short-lived, I am certain that Indians will be ready to put the trio into history. But this will hurt. Remember, that the combined contributions of the three greats over the last decade have been almost as good as this World Cup triumph. If not better. We all are winners. We all want to be world champions. But these three are not world champions. It feels like God sent them with a curse of being the best, but never winning the best. All three reached the final in 2003 and opted out of this sensational triumph.
We Indians have very short memories. But don’t forget that India played as good cricket as in 2003. The only request from my side is that REMEMBER AND CHERISH YOUR HEROES…..