Well, I won't say I knew it and I certainly don't want to jinx it. Sachin is back from an absence of leave for around 5 months from Cricket.
Forget about anything else. Just relax, sit back and enjoy his batting. Don't analyze, don't compare, just honor the moment.
93 and 67* against a reasonably good bowling attack of Sri Lanka is a remarkable feat. I am just happy.
Let me not forget the most important message behind this apparently successful comeback. It was/is just damn hard. Believe me. To be an athlete and batsman of his caliber for 17 successive years is just impossible. And Tennis Elbow is not easy to heal, certainly not so after a surgery. Anything could have gone wrong. Hopefully, nothing did. Mind you, this is a remarkable thing that he made a come-back. It might get unnoticed, but it means a lot to him, I know.
I don't know if it was Bejan Daruwalla's suggestion for Jersey No 33 (abandoning no. 10) that did the trick. But that's besides the point.
More to come, more to savor at!