Sachin ! Sachin ! ~ What a Lovely and Emotional Farewell Speech by Sachin Tendulkar at Wankhede today

 

Sachin Tendulkar’s Lap of Honour courtesy Teammates at Wankhede on November 16,2013 on his Retirement

What a lovely Emotional Farewell Speech straight from the Heart by Sachin Tendulkar just past Noon today to the Thousands at Wankhede and to the Many Friends and Family and Others who have supported his Cricketing journey last 29 years since he was 11 years old

Some Gems from him today….he acknowledged and paid Tribute to all but yet apologised at the end if he had missed mentioning some !

For his Father ~ “First, my father, he passed away in 1999. He was the very key for my career. he gave me freedom, chase your dreams and don’t find shortcuts. He also told me to be a nice human being”…I remember he rushed back from England for a day for the funeral and returned to score a Century which he dedicated to his Father

For His Mother ~  My mother, I don’t know how she dealt with such a naughty like guy me. She took care of me to be healthy. She started praying for me even before I started my career and I think those prayers gave my strength”….Amazingly his Mother had never seen Sachin Play till his last and 200th Test Match where she was brought on a Wheelchair and special arrangements were made for her

For his Aunt & Uncle ~ “In my school days, I used to stay with my uncle and aunt as my school was far away. They treated me like their son. They gave me enough food that I can play well”

For his Elder Brother ~ ” My eldest brother, he used to tell me, I know you’d do everything right and I have the confidence in you”

For his Sister ~ “My sister, she gave my the first bat for me. A Kashmir Willow bat. She continues to fast when I bat”

For his Other Brother Ajit ~“Ajit, I don’t know what do I talk about him. It all started from the age of 11, he took to Achrekar sir my coach. And my life changed. Even last night, he called me and we were discussing my dismissal. Various things we agreed upon, my technique. I have had a lot of chat with him. If I had not done that, I would have been a lesser cricketer”

For his Wife Anjali ~” The most important that happened to me was in 1991, when I met my wife Anjali. I know she was a doctor. When we decided to make it a family, she said, you continue with your cricket and I’ll take care of the family. Without that I think I couldn’t have played so much cricket. Thank you for all that you’ve done and it is the best partnership I’ve had in my life”…….It had Anjali fighting back tears in vain in this overwhelming declaration of love for her read more

What A Inspiring Childrens Day with two Indian Sporting Legends at Play in Chess and Cricket ~ Vishwanathan Anand in Chennai and Sachin Tendulkar in Mumbai

What A Inspiring Thursday,November 14,2013  ! It’s Children’s Day

Happy Childrens Day

Inspiring for Children and even all of us ~ We have Two Indian Sporting Living and Playing Legends currently at Play in Two ‘C’s ~ Chess & Cricket …Vishwanathan Anand tied at 2 all with four Draws battling Magnus Carlson for the World Champion Title in Chess in Chennai and Sachin Tendulkar battling the West Indies while playing his last and 200th Test Match in Mumbai

Kyazoonga Website has crashed ! as mad rush for 5000 Test Match Tickets available online to the Public from 11 am today

Kyazoonga Website has crashed ! as mad rush for 5000 Test Tickets available online from 11 am today

Anybody can open this website ?~ says Server is Busy !

MCA has messed up yet again ~ expect a Black Market for the Tickets now ! just like the World Cup ODI in 2011 when Tickets prices reached past Rs One Lakh in the Open Market !

Don’t think this Price will be reached for a Test Match even if it’s Sachin’s Last !

5000 Tickets have gone online from 11 am this morning to the Public for the 200th and last Test Match of Sachin Tendulkar to be played at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai from November 14 to Nov 18,2013

Dont even Bother to try as Tickets would have been sold out in the first few seconds or even cornered perhaps !?

All the Best  Guys who are trying for a Ticket!

Dhoni bats India into a winning Position in the ODI against Australia…but Ishant Sharma bowls to lose it for us !

Dhoni bats India into a winning Position in the ODI against Australia…but Ishant Sharma bowls to lose it for us !

Dhoni swashbuckled a fantastic 139 not out in 121 balls to take India to a winning 303 for 9 in 50 overs in the third ODI at Mohali……India scored 56 of the last  four overs with Faulkner being taken for 21 in the last over……at one time we were 156 for 6

Aussies were resigned to defeat having lost six wickets and needing 50+ of the last four…we were cruising to a win to go 2-1 up in the seven match ODI series….but then Dhoni got Ishant Sharma to bowl the 48th over….and we lost it!….4,6,6,2,6,6 aggregating 30 runs in one over was Ishant’s effort and Faulkner more than made amends by walloping 64 of 29 balls to take the Aussies to a great win….Vinaykumar should have been continued

India once again snatched defeat from the Jaws of Victory !….or you can say the Aussies snatched Victory from the Jaws of Defeat!

How can Dhoni and Virat keep defending a non performer like Ishant !?….the guy of late cant bowl,bat or field !…there is no fire in his belly like we saw when he was Pointing’s nightmare in Australia a few years ago…he lacks Motivation and an Instinct to win….bowls without using his Brains to read the situation

Like my Brother in Law quipped “Ishant should now be I’Shant (play cricket)”

I don’t think he will be playing for India again anytime soon in any format !

 

Darling Daughter is now Delightfully 18 today

It’s a Lovely Sunday today with Darling Daughter Kunashni attaining the Beautiful Age of 18……Kunashni means ‘Good Deeds’ and forms  Part of a Parsi Prayer…..and she certainly has lived up to her name !……Of course she has her moods !….she’s a Thinker !…..and her taking Psychology in the Science Stream has increased her Intensity of  Thought that much more !…….It’s been a warm,exciting and proud journey with her so far as she excelled in both Academics and Extra Curricular,reaching heights in Academics (INSPIRE Science Award by Govt of India + TIFR Brain Camp Team Trophy for best Research + Other Inspiring Awards in School ),Gymnastics (State Level),Football (State & India Level) to mention a few….all the while retaining her humility and genuineness and winning much appreciation for such qualities with all wishing that she always retains them as they will always be her greatest achievements !

Her Journey of Life has just really begun as she strums along (she sings and plays the Guitar) and sets out as an Adult to forge new friendships and new adventures and new accomplishments and overcome hurdles and challenges that she will inevitably face in her quest to create a Life with a Great Purpose

She’s been a great Inspiration for me too….and along with  my Son and Wife  is my Lifeline !

Love her !

Straight from My Fresh Leased Heart on this The World Heart Day

Just recovering from a Cardio Vascular Affliction and have just turned 51 ~ so I speak straight from a fresh leased Heart !

At the very beginning let me thank God and My Wife and Children in particular ~ they are my Lifelines ~ they simply took over to nurturing me back to health with a strength and devotion that was simply awesome ~ they are my Inspiration ~ and of course the hundreds of Family and Friends and Associates and Clients and Staff and Blog Readers who sincerely prayed for me

Today is Sunday and it’s The World Heart Day~ Many Sunday Dailies have printed some brilliant articles on the Heart and how to Prevent Cardio Vascular Disease and how to spot you could be vulnerable to one…and what is the right food to a healthy heart…..Read today’s Edition of Times of India and it’s Special Supplement…providing you a few links too below

Ten Commandments for a healthy heart

Lifestyle adjustments keep heart diseases at bay

Our Sedentary Lifestyles,eating out often  and quite often junk food,sleeping late at night and not getting adequate sleep  ~ all lead to to Obesity,Diabetes  and High Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

Just follow with Discipline these Four Points on this Checklist to have a healthy Heart and reduce risk of  any Heart related Disease

  1. A Healthy Diet ~ Walnuts,Orange,Green Vegetables,Black Beans,Skimmed Milk,Extra Virgin Oil….check with a good dietician for a balanced diet ~ Red Wine too taken moderately is good for the heart
  2. Daily Exercise ~ Walking is the simplest prescribed ~ begin with 10 minutes and go upto 30 minutes a day atleast ~ you don’t have to go for a strenous or vigorous gym work out
  3. No Smoking ~ Smoking  has been a major reason for inviting Health Problems ~ even Passive Smoking is a Killer
  4. Annual Comprehensive Health Check Up  ~ Absolutely Imperative even if you feel healthy ~ I neglected this for years and am paying the price for this
My Recent Health Ordeal of the Heart

I am passionate about my line of Work in Researching and advising and training on Indian Equities and commenting on the Economy and the Implications of Policies and Statistics~ Like Mad Scientists ,when I’m in Momentum I do not even look at the Watch or Clock and research and blog often till wee hours of the Morning ~ I’m also a Foodie ~ A Vegetarian ~ I don’t Smoke except an occasional Cigar once in six months ~ Am Fond of Beer and Whisky  and indulge in them moderately ~Oh ! and I’m crazy about Chocolates & Pastries ! ~ you may find it difficult to believe that I was very active in all Sports in my School,College and early Career Years and even Captained Many Sports teams ~ Cricket and Football were my favourites

Then in the early 1990s I began devoting all my Time and Energies and Passion to building up my Career and Business ~ never took long Holidays ~ just infrequent weekend breaks ~ worked all night in the office on many occasions ~ enjoyed various veg cuisines while out entertaining Clients ~ always asked for more butter on my toast and extra cheese on my Pizza and ghee in my dal and rice ! ~ love Italian ~ Pizzas with extra Cheese and Olives and Pastas and Risotto and Ravioli and Lasagna ~ Love Chinese ~ Love Continental ~ Adore a Gujarati Thali ~ Love Punjabi ~ Love South Indian ~ Love Junk Food …..what Food Cuisine do I not Love ! read more