(A Truly Legendary true story of a true Legend who defeated true Legends truly legendarily)

As I witnessed in stunned disbelief and a sense of heightened ardour I can now loosely recall the distorted images that are embossed in my mind for the rest of my life.

The journey... the caravan!

We had crossed not miles but people. We had left behind not possessions but memories. We had voyaged into the very hearts of the unknown and unfamiliar. We had come to ends of a trip that would lead us to glory and alleviate our pain.

And there before us stood an opponent of unmatched skill and ability. The adversary was very fierce and brave... and one who had been undefeated for a while – seemingly invincible. And yet the enemy was overpowered.

Yet when we conquered this enemy we did not stop, for other opponents had arrived. The next one was an old foe, a rival, one who had to be conquered – even if the Gods themselves were against us.

The rivalry was historic and unequalled. And the victory we achieved was unique and irreplaceable. The opponent was gracious in defeat though, they wished us the best of luck for the final battle - The epic encounter of all epic encounters, a battle to end all battles. A war waged to never wage war again for a long time.

And yes we did win the battle, a fight that will be written in the annals of time. A fight that was spellbinding and inspiring. A battle that will live on in all of our hearts... And finally the campaign had ended with us being victorious and our masses mesmerized.

This victory was achieved not for riches or thrones. This was not for possessions and property. No kingdoms were to be won. No damsels in distress needed to be rescued. Not for power or authority - But for a simple humble person - A person who had reshaped the course of the entire battlefield, a warrior unparalleled, a foot soldier who had reached the very dizzy heights of the dreamed of world.

And if you are not a depressed recluse who lives all alone in a desolate house in a deserted village in the isolated hinterlands of a remote island nation, which itself is in a secluded part of a lonely planet in a far-flung galaxy a million light years away – you would probably have heard the name of this foot soldier – SACHIN RAMESH TENDULKAR!!

WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS! WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS!!