Guruji said, “Beta, jeet haar ka faisla to hum, match shuroo hone se pahle hi kar dete hein”.
Guruji had been fond of cricket. He would enjoy seeing the match on TV occasionally and mostly along with Sitaram ji, S. K. Jain Sahib etc. Just by chance there was a tennis match going on TV while Guruji & I were watching it. I being a Tennnis player, was enjoying with quite a good interest and assumed that Guruji also was enjoying.
As the match went on and reached its climax, I pointed out towards one of the players and said, “Guruji, he is going to win the match”.
Guruji said, “Nahin beta, match wo doosra jeetega”.
(No my son, the other one shall win the match)
I took it lightly and said, “But Guruji, he needs only one point and shall win just in a minute”! But Guruji said again, “Per match to doosre ne jeetna hai beta”. (But my son, the match has to be taken away by the other player).
Since I don’t possess such guts to argue, I kept quiet. -But the player who needed one single point to win, lost it beyond my assessment.
Astonishingly, he lost the second, third & the fourth point and then lost the game. I never expected it, but then it’s a game. But what happened next, is really a memory piece. The looser won the next game and then the last game and ultimately he won the match which didn’t appear to be possible. Un believable.
He was right on the edge and awaited for a single point to be ousted from the schedule. But; he was the winner. Can’t imagine.
No doubt, the result of the said match befitted for ‘the gunnies book of records’. Agreed; but where to fix the pre-announcement by Guruji. The winner was expected to loose in seconds and it was witnessed by the whole world; but only Guruji knew the result. May be zero percent accessed by the match organizers and the audience.
Finding me nonplus over the unexpected result, Guruji comforted me and said the following lines:-
“Beta, jeet haar ka faisla to hum, match shuroo hone se pahle hi kar dete hein”. (Son, the decision about the winner and the loser is taken by us before the match starts)
Guruji is the ultimate knower of the future, means that he knows what shall happen next. Its God only who can do it.