"It (two decades of international cricket) has been a dream for me."
Sachin Tendulkar could not have been more forthright.
Alas, the abysmally chump mainstream media simply failed to grasp it.
I'm a traditionalist who insists reading the lines is the safest way to get the picture than admiring the white space in between them. But apparently, it's in vogue in the Fourth Estate these days to read only between the lines.
Well, let the chumps rot and understand what Tendulkar meant.
For a perfectly normal, average human being who doesn't consider metaphors something like O2 that he or she can't breathe without, for whom the bare stats and mere words are of the essence, beneath that innocuous-sounding sentence lurks a breaking news!
Here is a Doosra scoop.
A little bit of arithmetic and you know that Tendulkar has eclipsed Urmila, if you know your Ramayana well, and just equalled Rip Van Winkle in the Hypersomnia Hall of Fame!