Nina Simone introduces her haunting rendition of Who Knows Where the Time Goes with a little monologue. "Time is a dictator as we know it," she says. "Where does it go? What does it do? Most of all, is it alive?"
Time was on the minds of many Indian cricket fans on Sunday night, as Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid graced a field together for the final time. For Tendulkar, it was a final game in a Mumbai Indians shirt. For Dravid, it was his last competitive outing. It really was the sort of occasion that made you sit up and ask: Where did the time go?
They came into the final of the Champions League Twenty20 with 91,659 runs between them across the three formats. Of their 231 hundreds, Tendulkar had scored 142. In the Test arena, their partnership - 6,920 runs, with 20 century stands - is unlikely to ever be surpassed. And the mutual regard was very evident in the build-up to the game.