"Time in the middle was precious freedom from the world for Sachin Tendulkar. Though he took guard while fixed in the gaze of a billion-plus acolytes, this was his space, his moment. Writing in the New Statesman, Ed Smith argued that "the batting crease became his sanctuary from fame, somewhere he could escape the soap opera of his life".
Beautiful article on ESPN Cricinfo by Nicholas Hogg on getting lost at the crease while playing/watching cricket.
23 July 2015
S. Apollinaris Episcopi et Martyris