Ajit Bezbaruah | TNN | 15th Nov 2009
Ahmedabad: It was good to see the whole Indian team going through the paces two days before the start of the three-Test series against Sri Lanka at the Motera here on Saturday.
It was business as usual as the Indians warmed up with a game of soccer and some fielding drills before proceeding for a nets session. Quite obviously, all the focus was on Sachin Tendulkar, as he’s approaching yet another milestone in his glorious career.
He perhaps knew what the buzz around was all about, but like a monk he looked completely oblivious, surrounded only by that halo of silence which he carries along when he goes on doing what he always does best. That sweet smile on his lips, that steely determination in his eyes and the confidence in his steps were all very much there, like it was 20 years before. Tendulkar practiced like it was just another day.