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By Dharani | Nov 21, 2019 09:15 AM

Recalling a time when he believed that crying makes a man week, Sachin Tendulkar, in an open letter to fellow men in the ongoing International Men's Week, said "There's no shame in showing your tears. So why hide a part of you that actually makes you stronger? Why hide your tears?”

“There’s No Shame,” Read Sachin Tendulkar’s Open Letter to All the Men

Here are the excerpts from the letter:

“Because that’s what we are brought up to believe - that men are not supposed to cry. That crying makes a man weak.”

“I grew up believing this. And the reason I’m writing to you today, is because I realized that I was wrong. My struggles and my pain made me who I am, shaping me into a better man.”

“It takes a lot of courage to show your pain and your vulnerability. But just as sure as the morning, you’ll emerge from it tougher and better. So, I encourage you to move past these stereotypes and notions of what men can or cannot do. Whoever you are, wherever you are, I wish you this courage.”

“Undoubtedly, there will be times when you fail, and you will feel like crying and letting it all out. But sure enough, you’ll hold back the tears and pretend to be tough. Because that’s what men do.”

“I had thought about it for a long time but nothing could prepare me for that last walk back to the pavilion. With each step it started sinking in. I felt a lump in my throat, the fear of it all ending. There was so much going through my head in that moment. I just couldn’t keep it in. And I didn’t fight it. I let go in front of the world, and surprisingly, I felt a certain peace.”

“I felt stronger for putting myself out there and grateful for everything that I had received. I realized I was man enough.”

அரசியல், விளையாட்டு, நாட்டுநடப்பு, குற்ற சம்பவங்கள், வர்த்தகம், தொழில்நுட்பம், சினிமா, வாழ்க்கை முறை என பலதரப்பட்ட சுவாரஸ்யமான செய்திகளை தமிழில் படிக்க இங்கு கிளிக் செய்யவும்