Why me

From Ahmad Ali


Donít ask why me

It is said that whilst Arthur Ashe, the legendary Wimbledon player was dying of AIDS which he got due to infected blood he received during a heart surgery, he received, from world over, letters from his fans, one of which conveyed:

"Why does GOD have to select you for such a bad disease?"

To this Arthur Ashe replied:

"The world over, 5 million children start playing tennis; 500,000 learn to play; 100,000 learn Professional Tennis; 50,000 come to the Circuit; 5,000 reach the Grand Slam; 50 reach Wimbledon; 4 make it to the Semi Final; 2 reach the Final but only 1 wins the Cup.

When I was holding the Cup, I never asked GOD, 'Why me?'

And today, in pain, I should not be asking GOD, 'Why me?'"