From an unidentified commentator on DD National after one of Sachin's cover drives in the Gwalior ODI:
"Sheer pottery in motion!"
(And no, this doesn't mean I've started watching cricket again. But I did see just enough of Sachin's innings to make it a very good day, with two of my favourite sportsmen doing very well: the other was Nadal, who played a superb match against Novak Djokovic at the year-end Shanghai Masters.
Tip for moderately enthusiastic tennis fans who think Grand Slams are the only things that matter but would like to expand their horizons: this is a good time to catch up with the men's game, which has suddenly become very interesting. The likes of Djokovic, Andy Murray and the two Davids, Ferrer and Nalbandian, are challenging the duopoly at the top, which means we might see a time very soon - hopefully within the next 2-3 years - when a Grand Slam is actually won by someone not named Federer or Nadal.)