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Daddy floored by ‘the most beautiful’ thing in the world

On most days I am a very reluctant shopper. My list is restricted to an odd perfume for myself or some chocolates and that too only at the Duty Free stores. This again is more for killing time at the airport than any real need.

india Updated: May 22, 2014 18:05 IST
Gautam Gambhir

On most days I am a very reluctant shopper. My list is restricted to an odd perfume for myself or some chocolates and that too only at the Duty Free stores. This again is more for killing time at the airport than any real need.

But let me share this with you all: I shopped something in UAE which I am really proud of and gives me a real cuddly feeling. The feeling of “goggly, moggly mush” that we all get when we see our little ones. The entire team of KKR went to Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi. I bought a baby sleep suit for my little daughter from there. Honestly, I bought it more for what was written on it rather than for the suit itself. It proudly says: “I love my dad and he’s my hero”.

We’ve named her Aazeen. From now on I will be on a hunt for some customized items with her name on it. In the current frame of mind don’t be surprised if you see me more often at shopping malls. By the way, I tweeted her name on Wednesday and was happy with all the wishes I got. A lot of people asked me what Aazeen means. I think it stands for ‘the most beautiful’ in Arabic. For the record, I picked this name and after some weak reluctance my choice prevailed. I was surprised by some stupid messages on my twitter handle @gautamgambhir suggesting that why we chose a Muslim name for our daughter. I was surprised at the narrow-mindedness of some individuals who just refuse to evolve. For me names have no religion.

The adage “Cricket is a religion” is best symbolized by people of Kolkata. They just love their sport. Once again Kolkata has embraced KKR. And we have reciprocated by beating CSK. Once again Robin Uthappa played superbly. I was also very pleased with the way Shakib Al Hassan played. He bowled well and later came back to finish the match in style.

Besides watching sports channels I was also watching the whole sequence of Narendera Modi bowing at the entrance of Parliament House. I will be honest with you that I was surprised. You can dismiss at as emotional surge by a man but let us also not ignore the more innocent side of this action or rather the more apparent side. Let us all believe that here is a man who actually holds the Parliament House in highest reverence.

Let us all believe he really wants to make a difference to your and my life. Let us all believe that he sees this as an opportunity to serve rather than plunder.

Let us all believe that he wants to look beyond religions and communities. Let us all believe that he won’t be too fussed about a Hindu father choosing an Arabic name for his daughter.

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The writer is the skipper of the Kolkata Knight Riders