It is so hard to find people with both,
Status and simplicity..
Success and serenity..
Glamour and humor..
But if it is Rahul, we got to admit that he is that sort of a soul. Even after achieving so many things, and scaling the success-summit with so much of desire and hard work; You stayed so simple and remained humble. You never seemed as the man of the moment, which you have been on many occasions. In the period, where aggression was ascending and Aussies were ruling the cricketing fields; you have played the way you have and brought lots of laurels to the Nation. And that is where Rahul is different from others; it is always the spirit of the game and sportsmanship that mattered. Yes, winning is your ultimate goal but not at the expense of values.
When people refer you three, the Sachin-Sourav-Saradh, as trimurties of Indian cricket, I always said to myself, here Brahma has to be Rahul. Because, Brahma as well, like you don’t have any temples to his name and didn’t get pray and praise like the other two, Vishnu and Maheswara. Yet he is the one who scripts all our lives, and you as well scripting the fates of budding cricketers being the coach of India – A and the Indian Under – 19 team and making them blossom. So a lot of similarities there, sir.
After all this, sir, I would like to thank you for being the man that you are. You have been an inspiration to many of us. You are one of the proud sons of India. You are our pride and glory.
Thank you Rahul sir