And Now He's Gone

He came.

He saw.

He conquered.

He came back again.

He saw it all again.

He conquered it all again.

And now He's gone.

And there will be no coming back.

Be well, do good, keep in touch.

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Tuesday, November 11, 2008 at 3:49:00 AM PST

Fine farewell to India's greatest captain and second greatest player.

It is only in India that you drop and then force such a great player in fine form to quit. Saurav may have left the field. But he's not done yet.


Tuesday, November 11, 2008 at 4:21:00 AM PST

The "second greatest" tag is with reference to the present team, not all-time. But as a captain, it is all-time.


Tuesday, November 11, 2008 at 7:57:00 AM PST

I believe it was very wise of him to quit at this time. He wasn't treated too well by everyone involved. Commentators, the media, even some players in the team.

He left on his own terms and that makes me more proud of him than anything else.

He was one of the best things to happen to Indian cricket. And second greatest, he is.

The IPL will make sure we still see a little bit of him.


Tuesday, November 11, 2008 at 12:12:00 PM PST

well said, trailblazer.

  Bit Hawk

Tuesday, November 11, 2008 at 8:42:00 PM PST

Nice photo post...here is one more Saurav fan!


Tuesday, November 11, 2008 at 10:12:00 PM PST


@bit hawk
Yes. I am a fan. But even if I was just a follower of Indian cricket, I would bow down to his exploits.

  Mama - Mia

Wednesday, November 12, 2008 at 2:07:00 AM PST

he has given us some memorable moments for sure! and its always so much more sensible to leave when on top of your game! :)




Wednesday, November 12, 2008 at 5:08:00 AM PST

So true. He did. The wisest thing was to retire now, with his head held high.

  Krishna Aradhi

Thursday, November 13, 2008 at 3:08:00 AM PST

Good job, trailblazer! That's a fitting farewell to a great cricketer. I'm really going to miss his graceful shots through the off-side. Stunning, they used to be.


Friday, November 14, 2008 at 7:10:00 AM PST

This was a good recount.


Friday, November 14, 2008 at 8:21:00 PM PST

I hope we see more of him!


Saturday, November 15, 2008 at 8:14:00 AM PST

Wonderful blog man.........hats off to you......

wats ur profession???


Sunday, November 16, 2008 at 6:04:00 AM PST

Thanks. Yes, he was known as the God of the Off-side.


The IPL is still there, pal.

Thank you very much. Keep visiting. I am well....err....an engineer by profession. Not necessarily by passion. :-)


Monday, November 17, 2008 at 4:02:00 AM PST

Well, in so few sentences you have managed to acknowledge the great contribution of a great cricketer to Indian Cricket.He is not only an inspiration for Cricketers but the entire sporting fraternity as a whole.


Monday, November 17, 2008 at 6:17:00 AM PST

Yes. He is a legend in all respects.


Tuesday, November 18, 2008 at 5:37:00 AM PST

Not much write up!! But the pix say it all.. Good one!! keep up..



Wednesday, November 26, 2008 at 2:14:00 AM PST

this is a very moving post..simple yet to full of feelings..
i too feel that he went off at the right time his head held high and on his own terms...