Sunday, March 27, 2011

CRICKET`S YOUNG WORLD

Similarities between cricket & life...What You can learn from Cricket 


CRICKET WHAT CAN A SPORT BE IN ONES LIFE? HOW CAN A MERE GAME INVOLVING BAT AND BALL BE A REASON FOR A SMILE? HOW CAN SOMETHING THAT’S “JUST A GAME”, BE JUST MORE..MORE THAN JUST WHAT MEETS THE EYE!DIFFERENT PEOPLE HAVE DIFFERENT WAYS OF BECOMING HAPPY…AND SEVERAL DEFINITIONS CAN BE DRAFTED TO DEFINE PLEASURE.BUT FOR ME HAPPINESS STARTS NOT FROM AN “H”, BUT FROM A “C”..THE C OF CRICKET. CRICKET TO ME IS………MY SMILE…MY STRENGTH…MY WAY TO LOOK AT LIFE…MY WILL TO FIGHT THE ODDS WITHOUT EVER BEING “RUN-OUT”…MY POWER TO PERFORM..TO BE AT THE TOP AND YET STRIVE FOR MORE..AND THE BEST -“TO DREAM”. TO SEE THE WORLD LIKE A STADIUM FULL OF PEOPLE…WHO ARE DYING TO SEE YOU EXCEL…THE STAGE IS SET AND YOU ARE THE STAR…EACH DAY IS GOING TO BE THE MATCH OF YOUR LIFE..AND YOU ARE ALWAYS GOING TO BE AT THE WINNING END..WHEN EACH MOMENT IS LIKE A FULL TOSS TO BE HIT..A GREAT OPPURTUNITY…AND EVERY TIME YOU STOP IS FOR A DRINKS BREAK..WHERE YOU CAN PLAY THE INNINGS WELL IN ANY SITUATION AND WHERE THE PITCH OF LIFE OR THE LUCK OF TOSS DOES NOT AFFECT THE MATCH…WHERE YOU LEARN THAT A CAPTAIN IS KNOWN BY HIS TEAM AND THAT OTHER PEOPLE IN YOUR LIFE MATTER A LOT..WHERE YOUR LOSS CAN BREAK A MILLION HEARTS…AND THAT YOUR WIN CAN BRING SMILES ON FACES EVEN WHEN YOU DON’T KNOW IT.. THAT THERE IS NO SHORTCUT TO SUCCESS AND THAT HARDWORK CAN YIELD ANYTHING…EVEN 6 SIXES IN AN OVER! THAT YES THERE CAN BE “GOD”IN HUMAN FORM…AND THAT A HERO CAN BE WORSHIPPED LIKE ONE…THAT INSPIRATION CAN BE SO INFLUENTIAL AND JUST AN AUTOGRAPH OR A SNAP CAN BE A DREAM TO CHERISH…THAT FOR 11 MEN PLAYING..”AN ENTIRE NATION CAN COME TO A STANDSTILL”…AND THAT ONE SPORT CAN BE THE BIGGEST PROOF OF SECULARISM OF A COUNTRY…THE ONE THING THAT CAN BE SEEN IN ANY NOOK AND CRANNY OF A NATION…A SPORT THAT IS PART OF THE BLOOD OF EVERY INDIAN…SOMETHING THAT CAN TURN A LIKING TO OBSESSION AND OBSESSION TO WORSHIP… YES…”I BREATHE CRICKET…LOVE CRICKET…LIVE CRICKET..WORSHIP CRICKET” ....HOWZAT !!! 

6 comments:

  1. बढिया,
    अक्षिता, क्रिकेट से तुम्हारा लगाव पढा.., यह दीवानापन और लगाव हमारे देश में जड तक व्याप्त है। किंतु क्या कभी सोचा कि इस क्रिकेट और इस दीवानेपन ने इस देश के अन्य खेलों की रीढ तोडी है?

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  2. शुक्रिया सर. आपकी एक एक बात से मैं पूरी तरह से सहमत हूँ.अन्य खेल कहीं ना कहीं बहुत पीछे छूट गए है और उन्हें मुख्यधारा मै लाने के लिए हमे प्रयत्न करने ही होंगे.

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  3. There is life flowing in your writing. Love the way you use the cricketing terms to define conditions of life. Indeed great love for cricket. May your love Last till the day when the world would recognise you as the sport's greatest lover. Wanna read more from you.

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    1. Thank you :) That is all i want & m working towards :) This game is my life & i ll love it till the end of my life ..Read this my tribute to Legend Rahul Dravid http://ashitad.blogspot.in/2012/03/rahul-dravid-true-gentleman-of.html :) Thanks again :)

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  4. June 30, 2012
    Posted 1 day ago in Cricket
    Why cricket is king
    ESPNcricinfo editor Sambit Bal on why cricket - the Test format, in particular - is the best sport of all, in More Intelligent Life.

    On one level, cricket is a grand, winding narrative that runs languidly enough for the souls of players to be bared, but making so many startling turns that nothing can ever be taken for granted. On another, it is a game of moments, each invested with match-altering potential. The central action, the delivery of the ball by the bowler and the batsman’s response to it, lasts only a second or two, and for the batsman every ball is a matter of life and death. Because the game goes to the edge hundreds of times a day, the anticipation, between balls, between overs, between sessions and between days, creates a unique pleasure.

    http://blogs.espncricinfo.com/surfer/archives/2012/06/why_cricket_is.php

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