He signed the contract. Many thought it was a lost deal. There were no headlines and no story. It seemed over to the world. Yet, he went ahead with it. The deal was to take it easy. To go slow. To think. To observe. To step back and take the turn. To look inside, not the world. To prepare for the next innings. To build a playground for a bigger play. He would win, he knew. Because there was only one opponent and he already beat him the moment he signed the contract. The contract was between his future and the past.