Helmet Story – Sachin Tendulkar Eclipses This Nation


A unique approach to explain how and why Sachin Tendulkar is bigger than the country. The writer weaves a meaningful criticism of the culprits of the Sachin Tendulkar helmet incident. Bidding farewell is way too common, let’s further cherish the little master’s status.

Sachin Tendulkar
Helmet Story – Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar – Farewell Phrases

I find it interesting when people try to define Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar using tweets and status messages. I sit down and observe those comments made on forums and not to forget the fancy one liners which gain popularity in no time. You taste the emotions and touch the hearts of millions who had their status messages, tweets, stories, reactions and even expressions planned for years now. It’s like that deep breath before the jump.

I’ll take you back to a small incident which I believe can help in understanding the concept of Sachin Tendulkar, the idea of the god of cricket and the image that redefined cricket and glued a diverse nation effortlessly. Let’s paint ourselves blue and listen to that tiny little storyteller in me.

Sachin Tendulkar – Helmet Story

This one time, in the world of cricket, a cramped up section of the Indian populace had a problem with Him. Self-labeled nationalists, who were nothing but a bunch of attention-seekers, pointed fingers at His helmet. They said that His helmet was fine except for the positioning of the two stickers on the helmet. They said that the flag of their country was below the flag of some sporting body and hence they blamed Him for the mistake. They made Him change the position of these two stickers on His helmet. He was more than happy to do it as serving this hostile crowd was his passion.

Everything said and done, we come to Him. What some jobless creatures failed to understand was that His status was bigger than the game as well as the country. Most would disagree, most would say that I’m swimming in deep seas of emotions and the waves of emotional attachments are guiding my course. But let us sit down and give it a thought.  He gave the game and the country and not to forget the countrymen everything he had. He made sure that religions faded into nothingness and grudges stepped aside when he walked out to bat. He ensured that hatred and tension were erased from minds, tongues and hearts. He carried, what others call a burden, of billions and not even for a second did he lost track of his purpose. When you ask Him to change stickers on His helmet, do you even know who you are talking to? Your respect for your country is appreciated and that too very much. But let me tell you one thing my dear pseudo-nationalists, if our country could ever take human form and meet Him, our country would’ve taken a bow when in front of Him.

Sachin Tendulkar – Message Within

On the other hand, this country is made up of you and me. If we respect Him, it means the country respects Him. If you believe that you are bigger than Him, only then the country can be bigger than Him. But then, that is not the case. Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar is bigger than this country and His constant denial to this universal truth further cements this claim of mine. As a humble writer, with nothing but words at my disposal, I’ll cross limits and exaggerate and embellish for all of this is within my power. But when I write for Him, I only wish that the message gets through.

So Long Sachin!