ಎದುರಲ್ಲಿ ಮಹಾನ್ ದಿಗ್ಗಜರು ಇದ್ದರೂ ಮನಸ್ಸಲ್ಲಿ ಒಂದು ಮರುಕ ಇತ್ತು. ಇತ್ತ ಕ್ರೀಸ್ ಗೇಲ್ ಪಕ್ಕದಲ್ಲಿ ಮುತ್ತಯ್ಯ ಮುರಳಿಧರನ್ ಇದ್ದರು ಎನೋ ಕಳೆದುಕೋಂಡ ಭಾವನೆ ಇತ್ತು. ಅಪರೂಪಕ್ಕೋಂದು ಸೀಗೋ ಇಂಥ ಅವಕಾಶದಲ್ಲಿ ನಮ್ಮ್ ವಿರಟ್ ಕೊಹ್ಲಿನೋ, ಯುವಿ’ನೋ ಅಥವಾ ಎಬಿಡಿ’ನೋ ಇಲ್ಲವಲ್ಲಾ ಅನ್ನೋ ಹತಾಶೆ!
ಅನ್ ಲೈನ್ ನಲ್ಲಿ ಕಷ್ಟ/ಇಷ್ಟಪಟ್ಟು ಗೆದ್ದಿದ್ದಕ್ಕೆ ಸರಿ ಸಿಕ್ಕೀದ್ದೆ ಸಾಕು ಈ ದಿಗ್ಗಜರನ್ನೇ “ಮಿಟ್ ಅಂಡ್ ಗ್ರಿಟ್” ಮಾಡೊ ಸಮಯ ಇನ್ನೇನು ಹತ್ತಿರದಲ್ಲೇ ಇತ್ತು. ಆಟೋಗ್ರಫ್ ಪುಸ್ತಕ ಒಂದು ಕೈಯಲ್ಲಿ ಮತ್ತೇ ಜೇಬಲ್ಲಿ ಪೇನ್ನ್ ಇರೋದನ್ನ ಕನ್ ಫರ್ಮ್ ಮಾಡ್ಕೋಂಡು ನನ್ನ ಕ್ಷಣಗಳಿಗೆ ರೆಡಿಯಾಗಿದ್ದೆ.
ಇನ್ನೆನು ನಾನು ಮುಂದಕ್ಕೆ ಹೆಜ್ಜೆ ಇಟ್ಟೆ, ಆ ಕಡೆಯಿಂದ ಸೈಲೆಂಟಾಗಿ ಬಾಗಿಲು ಓಪನ್ ಅಯ್ತು.. ನೋಡುದ್ರೇ ಅದು ಯುವರಾಜ್ ಸಿಂಗ್… ಮುಖದಲ್ಲಿ ನಗೆ ಮನಸ್ಸಲ್ಲಿ ಎಲ್ಲಿಲ್ಲದ ಸಂತೋಷ! ಯುವಿ ಬಂದ ಯುವಿ ಬಂದ ಅನ್ನೋ ಖುಷಿ! ಈ ಖುಷಿ ಮದ್ಯ ಒಂದು ಚಡಪಡಿಕೆ ಯುವಿ ನನ್ನ ಫೋಟೊ ಫ಼್ರೆಮ್ ಗೆ ಬರ್ತನೋ ಇಲ್ವೋ ಅಂತ! ಹೀಗೆ ಮನಸಲ್ಲೇ ಅಂದುಕೋಳ್ಳುತ್ತ.. ಮುಂದೆ ಹೋದೆ ಗೇಲ್, ಮುರಳಿ ಮತ್ತು ವರುಣ್ ಮಿಟ್ ಮತ್ತೇ ಗ್ರಿಟ್ ಮಾಡಿದಾಗ ಎದುರಿಂದ ಫೊಟೊಗ್ರಾಪರ್ ಫೋಟೊ ಕ್ಲಿಕ್ಕಿಸಲು ರೇಡಿಯಾಗಿದ್ದ ಮತ್ತು ನನಗೆ ಸರಿಯಾಗಿ ನಿಲ್ಲಲು ಸಲಹೆ ಮಾಡಿದ, ಇನ್ನೇನು ನಿಲ್ಲುವ ಕ್ಷಣಕ್ಕೆ ಸರಿಯಾಗಿ ‘ಯುವಿ” ನನ್ನ ಫ್ರೇಮಿಗೆ ಕಾಣಿಸಿಕೊಂಡ. ಕೇಳಬೇಕಾ ಇನ್ನಾ?? ಫುಲ್ಲ್ ಖುಷಿ…
ಹಾಂಗೆ ಒಂದ್ ಸ್ಟೆಪ್ ಹಿಂದೆ ಹೋಗಿ “ ಹಾಯ್ ಯುವಿ ಸಾರ್” ಅಂದೆ!
ಅದಕ್ಕೆ ಯುವಿ : ಹಾಯ್ ಅಂದ
ನಾನು : ಒನ್ ಸೆಲ್ಫಿ ಸಾರ್ ಅಂದೆ!
ಯುವಿ : ನೋ ನೋ.. ನೋ ಸೆಲ್ಫಿ’ಸ್ ಅಂದ…
ಅವ್ನ್ ಸೆಲ್ಫಿ ಕೊಡ್ಲಿಲ್ವಲ್ಲ ಅನ್ನೋ ಬೇಜರ್ ಗಿಂತ ಅವನ್ ಜೋತೆ ಮಾತಡಿದ್ದು ಬಹಳ ಖುಷಿ ಅನ್ಸುತ್ತು…
ಬ್ಲಾಕ್ ಅಂಡ್ ವೈಟ್ ಟಿ.ವಿಯಿಂದ ಶುರುವಾಗಿದ್ದ ಕ್ರಿಕೆಟ್ ಹುಚ್ಚು ಕೋನೆಗೂ ಈ ಆಟದ ಲೆಜೆಂಡ್ ಗಳನ್ನ ನೋಡಿ ಮಾತನಾಡಿಸೋ ಒಂದು ಕ್ಷಣ ಸಿಕ್ಕಿದ್ದು ಖುಷಿನೇ ಸರಿ. ಆದರಲ್ಲು ನನಗೆ ಯುವಿ’ಯ ರಿಪ್ಲೇ ಇನ್ನು ಇಗ ಕೇಳಿದ ಹಾಗೆ ಬಾಸವಾಗುತ್ತೇ!
There were the days when wicket Keeper is meant to be for wicket keeping or just a lower order batsman for Indian Cricket. But after the entry of you, you had been changed and engrossed the name of Wicket Keeper, Batsmen and the Captain too!
There were only few names at those periods where attacking cricket is meant to be for Adam Gilchrist, Dependable will be Kumar Sangakkara, finisher will be Michael Bevan and captain will be Ricky Ponting! But the entry of you, the long haired Dhoni has changed it. YES I am proud that you are from India!
Once there was a time when people used to turn off the TV’s when Sachin got out but you had changed it and you made people to believe in winning in matches till the last ball!
There was a time when people going poignant when there’s need to 10+ runs in the last over but you made it possible to believe to even when the requirement is TWO digits in the last TWO balls!
There was a time when Wicket keeper batsman hardly get to batting but you had showed how to score awe-inspiring match winning knocks like 148, 183* and many more!
There was times when cricketers are used for the shots in the book of cricket but you had invented the shots that has reached the heights of Helicopter and thump the speed of the bullet!
There was a time when the umpires need to refer it for the THIRD umpire but you made it easy even for the spectators that once you appeal for the Run out/stumps it has to be OUT by 100% margin!
There was a time when running between wickets is boring but with your crispy running between the wickets has put down all the athletes!
When the team requires a suitable Opener you promoted Rohit Sharma to open the innings and he went on to score many Double centuries! The way you cheered and back boned for the match winners like Yuvi, Virat Kohli. Ravi Ashwin, RavindraJadeja, Shikar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Suresh Raina is massive and will be cherished for their rest of the career!
There was a time when our country struggled to win a single ICC trophy but you managed to fill our country’s home with all the possible ICC trophies!
There was a time when it tough to chase when the other end batsmen are not supporting with the bat but you have chased the targets easily and give us a picture perfect finishes!
There was a time when team Indian players hard to be TOP-10 of ICC Rankings but you dominated the rankings for consecutive years like a master of that game!
there was a time only Australian lads who grabs the ICC awards but you made those awards to stay in your cage for many years!
There are players who just think of self’s but you being a humble captain helped in your state to build an International stadium with full class facilities and helped in finding new talents from your place.
Yes! There are many things to write about you! I mean it from my heart to greet about you!
You came as a SELFLESS cricketer..
You played as a SELFLESS cricketer..
You said GOOD BYE as a SELFLESS warrior to TEST Cricket!
And you captained as a SELFLESS captain..
But you never said BYE to aggressive cricket, Match winning knocks, those 50+ average innings, sky high Helicopter shots. Sparkling Stumping, under arm run outs, those bullet like running between the wickets, those pun intended answers to the media and many more!
We want to see you again as MAHI who changed the thoughts of every individual across the world!
Come On Mahi!
Wanna hear those words again “Mahi maar raha hai” and the “Man of the match goes to Mahendra Singh Dhoni” ❤
I wish you all success to carry forward the Legacy of Team India to more heights in the upcoming years !
Abba!! Yash movie banthu (finally… Yash movie is here). This is the common word that I have been hearing since last four days in all the local areas I visit. What an excitement that this guy is created? Baap ray Baap… As being a Kannada movie fanatic. It’s very rare to see this sort of excitement in the audience. Moreover this guy is very much deserved for this kind of extravaganza from the people of all kinds of ages. Even small kids were eager to watch his movie. 🙂
Yash, dedicated and humbled person. He chooses the movie for uniqueness in the script and commonly called as Directors Actor, means he is such a kind that directors can use him for anything for the script. Dance, lover boy, local goon, mass dialogues, sentiment, emotions and for everything. Yes, Yash is totally a perfect package for the director; only thing is Directors has to come up with brilliant script to encase him at his best. 🙂
So it’s his first movie of the year 2015 is releasing on the last Friday of the year. So all eyes on his movie now. And the movie name is #MASTERPIECE, so as he. And many of us expecting his continues 100 days streak in the box office will go strongly with this movie also, as well as in the hearts of the Kannada audience. 🙂
So peeps get ready to watch the Yash movie again on this long weekend with your family/girl friend/boy friend etc. Yes unlike everyone I am also animated to watch his movie… and my reaction at the moment is “Abba… Yash movie banthu…”
And for the people who are still unaware of Yash, see this picture of mine with the beautiful, charming actor Yash.
To hold your nerves till that first day first show.. just watch the trailer of the movie #MasterPiece and begin the Countdown .. 😛
Life doesn’t teach all the lessons to us but in one or the other way it makes us to realize the lessons. For me my dad is the wonderful chapter of my life. He is not educated but his aims are always on the bull’s-eye. He is not the richest man in the world but all his dreams are colorful. He is not the great entrepreneur but he inherits the best building characters of life 🙂
There is always a full of pride in his eyes that fulfills my hunger of achieving more in life. He is the moral of my life for teaching and punching for the bad things I did. And for doing nothing is some point of life. And encouraging me by standing as moral support in life. His voice has the power of trust and the merit. I respect a lot of his words and feelings. He always insisted upon us by telling the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, even if it killed us and it nearly did. 😀
A big HUG for dad being shield and comfort to our family and for the assurance of him being around makes my life so much easier. His thoughts and the way he taught the lessons that have made me, the real ME. He is the solid pillar and being soft pillow to sob on. 🙂
A big HUG for you, DAD for making my family happy where life begins and love never ends. It’s because of you where I can stand against the world. My father is F- Fearless, A- Alluring, T- True love, H- Heartiest. E- Exceptional, R-Responsible. He is the real Santa Claus in the home by fulfilling all our desires, dreams and the only man who took me to clouds. 🙂
To give his shoulder to lean when I am down to look beyond my eyes and identify the truth hidden behind it. Always pat my back regardless of my success or a failure. Always tries to insert values to life. Jumps with joy when we succeed in work where he taught there is no “I”, there is only “WE” it about togetherness, bonding, belonging and loving.
And at not the least a BIG HUG for DAD to get me the best MOM in the world and to have the best genes and to create the MASTERPIECE like me 😀 😀 Still I am yet to give a HUG to my dad, waiting for the dream moment to give him a BIG HUG, LOVE YOU DAD ❤ 🙂
Dad! The name itself fills the heart and touches the glory of honor. Yes, he is the man for the home, man for the life. Anybodies life couldn’t be fulfilled without feeling the sound of the word “DAD”. May be he cannot fulfill all the things which you wish but he succeeded in showing the right path to those wished things!! Yes, he is the right man for everyone’s life. No matter he is born as a poor or a rich. He wished you to grow as a good human being. Where being good human matters a lot in the life! He needs a big HUG for this 🙂
Hmmm, yes he is also an inexperienced person like as we are now, but the change over from the young, immature to a Perfect DAD is precious. Leaving all the bad as well as disgusting stuffs which he had before! May be the pressure being dad or the Love of being a good dad has made him the GEM of a person. Yes he needs Big HUG for this 🙂
The time how he managed to take care of her wife during her pregnancy and after the delivery is truly immeasurable and how he took me in his hands for the first time and how he managed take off his outside pressures to please me when I am crying out loud for the silly stuffs in the mid nights. Hmmm he needs a HUG for this 🙂
The pressure of maintaining the family by being very kind and working hard for the goodness of the child without wicked in his heart is stands tall of all. The way how he managed to hold my hands during my first walk, the way how he opens my mouth to have good food for me, is truly delightful. He needs a HUG for this 🙂
The way how he carried us to school and the amount of calculative risk he took us to get the excellent gesture in life and cultivate the time reliability in life are the contemporary qualities that he transferred in our steps of life. The way how he reacts when I scored less marks in school, the way how he took off the dimness in me to get the good marks in all the subjects is indeed a supernatural. I still remember the fire in his eyes and the passion in his approach is supreme. For all these wonderful memories he needs a BIG HUG 🙂
We are living in a world where everything moving at a faster pace, become more modernised and materialistic. we have become a machine and always running after money. We wont get much time to relax ourselves and to think about our passion 🙂
As being an engineer all i had is Wake up late in the morning, Rushing to office without having break fast, Trying to complete the work before deadlines, preparing for presentations, Struggle in traffic and reach home in the late night with fully tiredness. Hmmm, yes it has become life cycle me. Always strive to complete other’s work but never tries to start my dreams, passion and what your Heart says ❤ . 😦 But the IT job is not securable that is the only issue which making me to think different. Moreover if i choose other job i should have to relocate to other citiies where i am FAMILY addicted, i never want to leave my parents alone.. but to keep my future clear and beneficial i should have to think different 😦 these questions on secure future has put me into the well of sadness and struggling present. 😦
For the goodness of me and my family and it is what my Heart suggested, i decided to take a break from my IT job and with the suggestions all my well wishing friends i took a bold step by deciding to get the Govt. job at any cost, but its not easy as what i said, its become impossible for me to shift from IT background to prepare for the government exams. with the support of my parents and the suggestion of my good friends with respect to my technical background i decided to preparing for the Bank exams as it’s a booming sector in India where technology is getting implemented day by day. and it’s become easy for me to clear the exam as i studied Two section’s out of four sections in the exam syllabus. 🙂
And i planned out well with a responsibility, motivation of friends and family i continued studying and practising the aptitude and finally i ended up by clearing two back to back banking exams and moreover i was SPOT ON in deciding to secured job rather than working in unsecured IT job 🙂 i was aware of the fact that if i got selected in any of the banks i would be get placed in my state only, and this made me to get off the worry of relocation and my worry of leaving my parents alone. 🙂
The BIG and a DIL KI decision which i took has made me to grab the Officer post in a nationalised bank and i am just 200 kms from my home town, So i can visit my home whenever its necessery, can enjoy happily with the parents on the weekends 🙂🙂
Well, To live in this fast growing world, we have to make some changes to go with that supreme speed, we have to adapt and involve ourselves to bring our light into this world. Lets consider my example that how i turned few if’s and But’s into positive side Journey from ‘OR’ to ‘AND’. I am little fat guy since my birth, so i am little lazy to get the things well or at one shot! But all my aims are of standard levels, always dreamt of big things in life, but never really tried meet that expectation in my Works! 😦
In my early primary days, i always thinks to TOP my class but unfortunately i was lazy enough to work hard, finish the daily works and study daily to be the Rank student in my class! Hmmm yeah! i was that LAZY, but there comes the support from my mom, from her inspirational words and with due regards to my little concentration in my studies, at the end of 4th standard i got 1st rank in my class! and all credits goes to my mom who removed my LAZINESS! a good change over from lazy or Study to Dedication and Study for the Success! 🙂
As the time moves, i reached my high school and as i told earlier i was pretty fat guy and had a little interest on Sports wher its only for the guys who are FIT! Hmm, yeah… i breaked my Jinx here again. i forget my weakness and always tries to think upon my courage that is concentration in the game is matters a lot! there i started involving myself in to the games and with my good sincere practice and i MAKE some time to work on this, i got selected to District level sports in Badminton and Chess game.
It all matters how we take up the challenges rather then thinking about the challenges and risks. one thing we should adapt is if it doesn’t challenge us, it doesn’t make any change us. all good deeds will surely reward us in achieving our GOALS! In this way i turned few negative shades of myself in to positive. Hope my story will touch and become an Inspiration to many out here…and at last Never giveup on the things which you LOVE 🙂 🙂