Sunday, April 3, 2011

Cricket and India

It's India's Cup. The champion's Cup.
I don't know why, But I felt extremely happy for team India for winning the cricket world cup 2011. 

The classic Kumar Sangakara, the Sri Lankan Captain, led his boys for the batting first and scored a magnificent 274 runs with 6 wickets down in 50 overs. A cup hungry Indian team did their best by displaying their exceptional  fielding capability.   

Indian's inning started by disappointing not only the Indian crowd, but also disappointed me. Sehwag, out for a duck and Tendulkar out at 18. Things didn't seem to go the Indian way. I became restless and told my wife that I may not be able to work in my office tomorrow, should the Indian loose the final.

I watched the match progress ball by ball, bat by bat and over after over. The young Indian boys did a marvelous job by not loosing wickets thereafter, Gautam, Kohil and Yuvraj  complemented Captain Dhoni in their run chase. 

They finally did it . 

So congratulation to team India for winning the cup for India and (for me)

3 comments:

  1. I wish I could develop a love and liking for cricket. I tried but it is still the same. Please excuse me for being direct. I find the game boring and would not encourage it in Bhutan. ; )

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  2. Hi Lings,

    I had the same kind of feeling about the game till 2003.

    I tell you, that I started liking the game after, India beat Pakistan in 2003 world cup. I was in Jaigon then. An Indian man, totally stranger to me, treated me with sweets in Vatica sweet shop, a retailer in JP center complex sold me a jacket at 50% discounted price.

    I wondered as to Why they were doing that for me. I went home and made up my mind to learn about the game.

    I started liking the game ever since. Because Cricket for India is more than a game. I think its a sport that brings people together, irrespective of their caste, creed, religion and status.

    Ha ha I still sound vague in loving the game as a bhutanese man mosh ?????

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  3. I think it is fine to enjoy the things you like. Nothing sounds vague brother. You are fine. : )

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