New Delhi. In a move that can motivate Sachin Tendulkar no end, Congress leader Digvijay Singh has offered to go on a ‘maun vrat’ (vow of silence) for 10 successive days if the master blaster scored his 100th international century in the Boxing Day test match in Australia. The moment Sachin completes his 100th run Diggi Raja will stop speaking, and will open his mouth only after full 240 hours.
“Anna Hazare and his team members will be speaking in Mumbai but I will keep mum,” Digvijay Singh described the unimaginable scenario that will be realized if Sachin scored century of centuries.
“I am willing to sacrifice this much for the nation,” he said. He later hastily added that his sacrifice, although paramount, was nothing compared to the sacrifices Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi have made for the nation.
The offer by Digvijay Singh has been welcomed by everyone, though many experts warn that this will add extra pressure on the shoulders of Sachin.
“He is already carrying expectations of millions of his fans. Now add to that the expectations of millions of Digvijay Singh haters. That’s almost like Dolly Bindra sitting on his shoulders and screaming in his ears, while he braces up to face bouncers from the Australian bowlers,” cricket expert Harsha Bhogle explained.
However, it seems that the pressure on Tendulkar is only going to increase as many non-Poonam-Pandey human beings are coming up with their own offers to motivate him to score his much awaited international century.
Sources say that BJP is trying to convince Navjot Singh Sidhu to go on a similar maun vrat to match Digvijay Singh’s offer. However, Sidhu is reported to be unwilling to keep mum beyond 10 hours.
“BJP could try to rope in Rakhi Sawant and make her keep mum for 100 days to better Congress’ offer,” an untrustworthy party source said.
According to some reports, Ravi Shastri has already announced his retirement from commentary if Tendulkar achieved the feat, while Suhel Seth has promised not to discuss ‘Bharat Ratna to Tendulkar’ on Times Now or anywhere.
“All these are fine, but whether or not Sachin will score his century will be known tonight when our experts would announce if Melbourne Cricket Ground is vaastu compliant,” the sports editor of India TV told Faking News.