Sachin, the God of cricket, the God of millions, a hero for a nation starved of heroes, the inspiration of the lives of millions all over the cricketing world, the epitome of goodness - that "good guys can finish first," and the finest example of "Vidya Vinayeni Shobhite". One Day Internationals - nay, life will not be the same without you. Irrespective of whether or not you continue playing cricket or having a public life, you have and will continue to stay rooted in my psyche as a symbol of hard work, sheer brilliance, humility, simplicity, passion, bringing a middle class youngster's dreams to life. Physically you cannot continue playing and are not immortal, but scores of fans like me will always strive to immortalize everything that you are an embodiment of, through our actions. Hail Sachin. God bless you and thank you for letting me grow up watching you.