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We wont give it back.
We wont give it back.
Born in a country of richness in cultural diversity, I never
failed to admire my nation. India, is my country; it is my love, my first,
forever and foremost.
It is the birthplace of Hinduism, Sikhism, Jainism and Buddhism.
It hosts Muslims, Jews and parsis. It is a land of many more beliefs and
traditions. Well in this land of vast diversity there exists one more religion.
This religion that became popular in ‘1983’, unites the whole country amidst of varied differences; it is
called ‘cricket’. Cricket is a
religion, a faith in ‘India’. It has
its own ‘Gods’ and it spells one ‘Mantra’ – ‘unity’. Any belief which
attracts followers and which unites people is a religion; If cricket unites
more people than any other belief in ‘
India’ and so I, will even proclaim it as the top most of all beliefs in
Ever since ‘India’ baffled
‘West indies’ in 1983 world cup
finals to claim its first ever world cup title, cricket has rose among all
other games and has slowly reached the blood and nerve of every ‘ Indian men and women’. Cricket is never a gentleman’s game in ‘India’,
it is played by the riches and even the starving. It is played with
ruthlessness and with passion in india.
Born in this era of cricketing heights, cricket has been an inseparable
part of my life. It is in the breakfast, it is in the lunch and it is in the
“ Book cricket in
class, lobby cricket with paper ball and pad, playground cricket in a ground where
there is another least ten matches going on, car-shed cricket with hard balls
and rough bats, lonely crickets with wall as partner, terrace cricket with one
pitch rules, School cricket, district cricket, street cricket, league cricket
and it is cricket everywhere. Cricket cards ,hobby to trade and cricket news,
hard-core family discussion to make. Never miss the match and never miss the
highlights. We loose and we cry, we win and we celebrate; Cricket stickers in
the room, cricket schedule in the cupboards and its cricket everywhere. College
and IPL, a period ‘longed’ back. Cricket
has evolved but we love it all whether it is T20, ODI or the Test. Oh! Do you
remember ‘The hong kong super sixes’.Cricket and cricket, we slept with bats and we
walked with those round leathers. “
Cricket was played not by a particular class, not by a particular
religion, not by a particular age. Cricket in India is unbiased. Though the
cricketing committee is biased and though this committee has ruined willingly
lives of many professionals. Indians and the believers of ‘Cricket’ were always
unbiased. Any sport has the power of unification, the world has believed in
sports during tough phases. In India,
‘Cricket’ has stood tall amongst other
sports. If the same media attention could been given to every other sport; India will be thriving with success in
all sports. Well that’s another thing to discuss.
We had other sporting heroes – ‘ Mahesh Bhupathi, Leander paes’ are few to mention. But cricketers
stood apart. It is was ‘ Azhar’ and ‘Sidhu’ as a five year old. Still remember
a newspaper quote ‘ Boon is India’s doon’
over ‘David boon’ smashing against India in a test series. It was ‘Sachin’ and ‘Jadeja’ later. Who can forget ‘Jadeja’
and ‘Robin singh’ sweating and fighting hard. Who can forget ‘ Kumble’, his ten wicket haul. The stand
in Bangalore to win against Australia by ‘Srinath’
and ‘kumble’. The loss against Zimbabwe
in 1999 world cup and the rise of three great men of Indian cricket ‘Sourav, Sachin and Rahul’ is all sticking in
Later came the ‘Shewag’ and ‘Yuvaraj’ , both we still die
to see in blue shirts. The ‘2002 Natwest’, ‘Sourav’ and his t-shirt who can
forget? 2002, Oh, a decade has passed already.
Many legends, many memories and in came ‘
Mahendra singh dhoni’. Dhoni his hair style, the2007 and T20 world cup!! ‘ Johit sharma’ and that last over’ can one
forget?. Six and six in row by ‘Yuvaraj’, blessed I am. 2011 and that’s the
crown, I lived watching India hold
Cricket, how many memories, how much of smile, laughter, togetherness and
emotions. I, we were never tired watching, playing and dreaming. Cricket is our
religion and we are fanatics of it.
2015, India was
expected to loose even at group stage. The team is not star-studded and the
same suffered one loss to many before the ‘ World cup’. But what to say we have
performed well and many who were ordinary suddenly became extra-ordinary.
was a semi-final encounter between two great teams, the ‘South Africa’ and ‘New Zealand’.It was a match that worth it, it was a finish
that worth. ‘ IPL’ has seen ‘
Indians’ relate more to South Africans. “ ‘Guptill’ out aganum (guptil should get out)” was the discussion in tea shop. “New zealand
has many alrounders nga”, another bystander. “ ‘Corey anderson’ will hitnga,
already he has hit 100 in 40 odd balls.”
And the climax, I was in my hospital, at my workplace. One TV, and few
overs of the 43 over match and one hundred eyes watched over it. ‘ Patients and
doctors together, staff and attenders together’; they cheered Steyn’s diving
stop and shouted at ‘Beherden’s drop catch’ . Eventually our favourites, the SA’S
This is India and the country is preparing for Thursday. ‘India’ versus ‘Australia’, the sick leaves and emergency leaves are set and
planned. The house is cleaned and everything is set. This is it and we will defend
it. ‘Plans and advices already started, on how to trap ‘Maxwell’ and how to deal ‘Starc’
…hope it reaches MSD and hope it reaches soon.
We are set with
fingers crossed. We will roar if we win. We will cry if we lose. But never mind
we will be back playing, watching and dreaming. For cricket is our religion and
we are fanatics of it.
Sun, wearing its orange mask twists out.And the warriors after 2 long days are battling,Out already to stay alive.Our Chola-Kongu-Pallava army is battered and shattered;Our warriors are tired and weak;They are just avoiding death each time the Pandyan army strikes.They know that death is inevitable though butStill they hold their swords in their bleeding arms and continue to fight.
The Decision: In the battle encampment our warrior kings meet. Aparjithan, Aditan and Prithivipathi are deciding their fate.For the sake of their men,For the sake of holding their kingdoms still more long.For their sake of surviving They have planned to retreat.
Old Crippled Tiger Enters In Carried on a caravan Vijaya-cholan the Old tiger enters in.“Tigers don’t retreat, it is here we stand and fight.We shall march back victoriousOr we shall go back as fallen warriors.”For the love of freedomFor the pride of our nation,For the glory we ought to attain.For the Pennon o…