26 November, 2020

Sachin Tendulkar's Coronavirus Diary: Accepting Reality And Playing In The Vee

In this exclusive piece for Outlook, Sachin Tendulkar says the lockdown period is a test of acceptability and adjustment. The cricket legend and his family are finding happiness in the simple exercise of just staying at home

Sachin Tendulkar's Coronavirus Diary: Accepting Reality And Playing In The Vee
Seeing Off That First Hour

It’s been a lazy morning, a rare day in my hectic life. We are into the second week of the three-week lockdown in India and the gravity of the worldwide havoc created by the COVID-19 virus is deeply concerning. We are staring at an uncertain future and against an unknown enemy. The lessons I learnt from cricket are very relevant now. As the situation demands, we have to take fresh guard, read the pitch, manage the swing and bounce, and above all, be circumspect. Those words we’ve heard a million times—application and temperament—are really the key in life too. Nobody wants to give his wicket away!

For me and my family, our lives are in reboot mode and believe me, it’s one of the best phases we have had at home together. From Arjun, the youngest member in the family at 20, to my mother, who is 83, we are witnessing how one reacts to a situation variably as per one’s age. We all have different...



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