If I were you and you not me,
to what height Team India would have gone in the last two decades
with partnerships of tons of tons
and with centuries of 176 together.
Supplementing the efforts and complimenting each other
would have seen a glorious present with a memorable past.
You with eighty-eight and I with the same
would have given to the world the double you could
with twenty-four to go for two tons of tons.
But how can that be?
You and me with thousands of miles apart
never met earlier
and, perhaps, will never meet.
I can only promise
a prayer for you
before the Lord of lords
to give you more strength and stamina
to play a decade more
if not two.