Monday, June 27, 2005

Batsman Begins !!!

The story begins like this, there is this little kid born and brought up in Mumbai. He fears everything in this whole wide world, but the cricket ball. The red cherry brings this kid alive and makes him forget all his fears. At other times the kid is so afraid of things that he can’t even speak. But when it comes to slamming the cricket ball to all corners of the ground, he is upto the task, sometimes much better than what the task demands.

Ramakant Achrekar, a tough cookie when it comes to training lil kids, picks him up. He has made other not so super heroes of the likes of Gavaskar, Vengsarkar, Manjrekar (Cricketing Super-Heroes have “kar” as a suffix in place of the usual "man"). But he decides, this kid is “THE ONE”, the super hero of the millennium and trains him to perfection. The kid passes every possible examination (other than the ones at school) with flying colors… or rather flying boundaries.

And now the kid, Sachin makes his debut in the international arena (national and local arena not mentioned as the kid is way above those levels). The batsman makes his future plans clear… he wants to be an icon, a symbol for which the Indian cricket will always be proud of.

And so he becomes a legend, conquering one evil after another… All dreaded gangsters and evil-doers like Walsh, Ambrose, Wasim, Waqar, Warne, Murali, Mcgrath and every other possible source of evil is punished and the credit goes to Sachin. Now he too becomes a cricketing super-hero, (remember “kar”) and comes to be known at the best cricketing super-hero “Tendulkar”, A Legend.

He also keeps up his promise with his teacher and becomes an Icon, A Symbol. But there is one slight problem; he overdoes it. People don’t know with what to associate the Batsman. Was it a card, was it a soft drink, was it talk time for mobiles, was it a health drink, was it a bike, was it a car, was it petrol, was it a watch. Too many goddamn icons and symbols (to add to the confusion, another super-hero from films became an icon for every other product in the market). People got confused... Was their super-hero lost? Was he commercialized? Didn’t he care about their expectations on the cricket ground…

And like every cycle, this super-hero comes to the stage of a trough from where he just couldn’t pick up. He also contracted a disease that actually should be harming players of some other sport (tennis to be precise). Now the legend cant stand up to piddly crooks (read Razzaq, Dillon , Friend, Olonga etc etc) and has completely lost it. He is only seen on social get-togethers and ads. There is no way that the people can ever see him on the cricketing ground… To sum it all up… “He’s lost it”… and is brooding in some part of the world today.

Now, a new
dreaded evil drops his visiting card at Wankhede Stadium… Can the batsman counter him and regain the lost days of glory at the same time… its for you to decide…

adios…

3 comments:

Bird said...

What about the "Dev(as)" of the old?

Ravi Nambiar said...

You should have named this Blog as Batsmen Ends,as he has reached the saturation levels but alas the same cannot be said in the Corporate level as he still rules among Brands, so it would be ideal for you to name this blog as Brandman Reigns

Dan said...

I think its 50:50 for Ten-dole-car to make a comeback