1. When he came on to bat, the entire family gathered in front of the T.V. with bated breath.
2. He gave little boys all over India the courage to follow their dreams.
3. Because even before he was a professional cricketer, he had set a world record.
4. At 18, he was the first non-English member of the Yorkshire Cricket Club. Indians everywhere brushed off their shoulders.
5. He gave atheists something to believe in.
Because if a 16-year-old can hit four sixes in one over against Abdul Qadir in his debut year, there must be a god.