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2007-11-15 Century old rites

For the sixth time since Jan. Tendulkar was in the nineties. Would he be able to overcome the jinx? Is he jinxed in the first place? What cane he do to get out of it? And then Sehwag gets out. A comment is made: Sachin's 90s are jinxed. Either he gets out, or someone else gets out. Aha, me thinks. This is the millenium old rite. Sacrifice someone to satisfy your ends. Thats it. Unfortunately he went out and got out on 97. Someone else was quick to point out that Sehwag's 40s are themselves jinxed, so his dismissal could have had nothing to do with Sachins. Another Aha. Thats why you need to sacrifice someone benign. Sachin's own comments after picking up the 56th man-of-the-match award were telling. The more I think of it, the more difficult it will become, he said. So why think? Only a true hero or a philosopher can speak thus. And we know that we do not do much philosopher worship around our cricket fields. May Sachin find the his answer to life, the universe and everything soon.


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