If you have found your happiness .Remember it's your happiness .No-one can understand it .Just follow your heart ;follow your passion even if your brain is against you. Once you follow, I'm sure you are going to fly high. And when you neglect it!!I'm pretty sure you are ready to live in prison. Many have not found their #talent yet. You are lucky to know your talent.
April 2, 2011 - an indelible day in the lives of many souls.
India vs Srilanka - World Cup 2011 Finals at Wankhede. "The first ever ODI match in my life, which I watched fully"
The commentary begun, and I was like, "Sorry, I didn't get you. Could you repeat it (more slowly)"
The first half of the match was more or less a, Non native movie - understanding nothing. Srilanka summed up a total of "274", and my childlike thoughts started analysing- "50 overs * 6= 300 balls" "Scoring 274 of 300 is as simple as possible "
The skies turned out dark... Indian openers made their way... Curly haired man - that's how I used to mention him, In his very first over, bowled against "Viru's" leg, And all I saw was the umpire raising his hands... (Later I understood - it's LBW - Leg Before Wicket)
My brother was mourning and I had no idea on how to react. It was then this man "Gambhir" entered the field. None of us knew that he is going to be the "saviour". (The match went on with boundaries here and there) Even after the "Master Blaster's" dismissal, the little champ, Virat Kohli and Gambhir sailed the team in the path of win.
When Virat Kohli was dismissed, my brother said, "Next Yuvraj"- and this name was familiar for me, Scoring some huge runs in every innings. There came the twist, an ever cherishing moment, "Mahendra Singh Dhoni" entered the field. I don't have any idea on what made me fall for him. Wearing his helmet, with a straight forward head, Swinging the bat in the air, seemed to be the, Most perfect man for that moment.
A delight watching them play and the team was nearing the victory... Gambhir departed for 97 when we danced down the ground, ending up being bowled out, missing his century.
"4" runs to win from "11" deliveries - this equation would Stay in me, as long as I stay. It was him, MSD on strike, With Yuvi on the other side. I was having my dinner right at that moment. Kulasekara, Srilankan pacer bowled the second ball of his ninth over. We knew that it's going to be a win, but none of us expected the win to be in such a way.
"Dhoni.. Finishes off in style. A magnificent strike into the crowd! India lift the world cup after 28 years!"- Ravi Shastri screamed with elation. No sooner India won, our neighbours started bursting crackers, screaming in joy. And me, a 7 years old kid was just staring at what was happening around me.
Cricket wasn't an emotion until I witnessed this match. A few say, "Dhoni was the match winner" A few say, "Yuvraj and Gambhir and Raina were the winners" None realised that it was the effort of "MEN IN BLUE and their Coaches, including we people who supported them"
Years passed by, bringing in many changes, And here I am, who still feel the same level of goosebumps, When I watch the same old match - "India vs Srilanka"
--------- 10 years of this historical moment --------
sumiinked@rahul_govindan I don't watch this match live cause I'm too young about four years old but when I just watch the six hitting by my Thala, it gives me goosebumps! Keep writing such things cause I'm too a cricket lover......✨
isha_03@rahul_govindan when I started reading I couldn't stop my self it is amazing I feel the emotions related to cricket . Well I have not watched that match on 2011 because I hate cricket at that time I was child so I used to watch cartoon and I saw cricket as my enemy because of it can't watch cartoon but through this I watched that match . And Today finally I am cricket fan not like you but I am a fan of cricket now
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Its raining outside now and just like the rains my heart races back and forth thinking of moments in the past that are now history.This Pandemic is like a closure to all those days that weren't right with me. May be it will be a fresh chapter , may be I will live and run faster.