Please Don’t Start the Music


Please Don’t Start the Music

Illustration: Akshita Monga


love Sachin.

Like every red-blooded, patriotic Indian, I have been a die-hard fan since the day that I learnt that India is my country and all Indians are my brothers and sisters. His gravitas, gentlemanly disposition, and unparalleled mastery as a batsman gave me hope through those dark pre-teen years when I refused to grow beyond what you’d politely call overgrown toddler proportions. And because Sachin Tendulkar Sir convinced me that Boost is better than Bournvita, I believed him and drank Boost, but it never became the secret of my energy.