One of my strongest beliefs in life
is that dreams and passion are reflected in the eyes.
Eyes talk louder than the words being said
and they reveal many desires otherwise kept secret.
I completely agree when they say
he is a great actor because his eyes
speak more than every other means used to convey.
It's the eyes that well up with tears when feeling sad
and the same eyes becoming so big when they're mad.
What led me to believe it you ask
Then let me share my favorite moment!
India vs. Sri Lanka, Final match
Cricket World Cup, year 2011.
Empty streets, shops closed
eyes on the screen, every other work stopped.
It's a tough chase India has to make
skipper changes the order, decides to bat.
The entire nation praying for repeating the history
it has been long now, last win was 1983.
Wickets after wickets, stunning batsmen retire
the team is four down captain, time for your bat to be on fire.
In the final battleground he begins the fight
Magic is unraveled, it's Mahi and Yuvi on the strike!
All the tension and the excitement
heart beating faster with back completely straight.
When required four runs and eleven balls
he trusted to pull that iconic helicopter shot.
There was silence all around
no one dared to make a sound.
Eyes fixed on that ball in the air
screaming in themselves please don't fail.
The rest is now history
and we still rejoice remembering that spectacular victory.
Captain cool, they say, finishes always in style
but in that one shot, all those years of relentless hardwork came alive.
On that field, at that day, in that moment,
everyone was fixated on the ball's flight
but all I remember of that day is that
all those dreams, struggles and aspirations
were finally, gladly answered by his EYES!