It’s been more than a fortnight that I’ve chosen sports as a topic to blog. Usually I take no time to get into writing once I’m inspired by the sportive feats. These days I’ve been away, intentionally, from the ongoing Champion’s trophy. No big reason, I didn’t want it to be my time killer.
An important realization came up my way long back. Not sure what made me dumb about it so far. Today I’ve decided to confess my way. I’ve always liked and followed cricket but never for the game it is. It has been for the players, for the aura it brings around, for the emotions come in my way, for the inspiration I get, all for other reasons than for the game itself. Of course, some interest and study had to be put into to satisfy my wishes reasoned above; that’s why and how I’ve learnt many things about cricket.
One day during my teenage my cousin told me that I was crazy about Sachin Tendulkar. Immediately I responded back saying that it was my liking but not craziness. She did stick to her point; even I made no effort to prove my point further. I repeat, I like Sachin. I can not measure it out but I’m damn sure that its definitely more than craziness. But when it comes to the game, I was crazy then and I’m still crazy about it for the game it is and I like it for way it is. Liking is when we directly relate to, craziness is when we relate to because of all good different reasons.
Well, it was way back in 1998 I started watching cricket. I took pretty long time to realize that I follow it not for the bat and ball, not for the runs and run outs, not for the matches and catches. I just follow it for the goodness of emotions I go through while I witness a player’s gutsy show, for the way I carve to support a player or team during downturn, for the inspiration I gain to work better in my area of interest. I could have chosen any other game, but being one of my fellow crazy Indian fans I was effortlessly attracted towards it. I think its well understandable, I need not reason it out here further more.
This is it for today on the heartfelt confession. I will remember this Sunday evening for the goodness it brought to my heart after speaking out frankly about one of my biggest identities, fan of cricket. Hope you have had a nice read too!
PS: A message for you KP uncle… I’m still thinking on the topic you suggested me regarding the BCCI. I will come up with a post on it, likely soon. Thank you.