Saturday, February 19, 2011

We all share the same spirits!!

   As I cling to the sofa sets with my Laptop serving it's real purpose('Lap'+top) for watching the much awaited world cup,I flow across an array of nostalgic moments.I remember How my Dad  being a huge cricket admirer ,almost never missed any of the matches and only 'cricket'  was aired all the time during the  cricket season .We ,as kids used to feel extremely irritated and frustrated about the fact that we would have to compromise our favorite shows on Tv for Dad's cricket.Then ,slowly a slight inclination developed with a  few ' tits and bits 'glimpses  now and then from the Cricket match which finally was transformed to a  passion.That's how we were introduced and conditioned to cricket!Nevertheless ,I do not repent for that because once you follow the game and the game spirits ,it's always fun to watch cricket  overall,though it can be a little boring occasionally.
          It's world cup season and I know that especially  in India, it's a 'cricket mania' which follows.India, called a 'secular nation' may have diversities in so many aspects ,but when it comes up to cricket , Indians are so much coherent and we share the same spirits irrespective of caste and creed and age.Well 'sex' I am not sure!(Male vs female ratio of inclination to cricket is always questionable till date) :)The discussions everywhere would be about cricket and only cricket  from an ordinary 'chaiwala' to a witty engineer or a wealthy businessman .Discussions could range from a tiny tot advising the cricketer to bat/bowl /field to a senior person  analyzing  all  possibilities for the victory or calculating the reason for a failure. Maid -owner ;a worker- Hirer ; kids - parents all share the same shoes when it comes to cricket.Cricket  excuses for delays /early escape from office or for a  leave is  not  forbidden for an employer .Wives would have mixed emotions /conflicting feelings perfectly alike a commercial masala movie.Thanks to cricket for being a reason for the husbands  turning up home early and also credits to 'cricket' for being a cause for their frustration and also missing their favorite serials !Naturally the wives  would be frustrated when the husbands would pretend to be deaf and dumb glued to the TV sets and  inadvertently transforming them  insane .There could be nothing fascinating and engrossing as their favorite match .




  PS: Hope the Indian team coincides with the essence of this song ""De Ghuma Ke"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ll0nwo_0x-w  Watch this official world cup song for world cup 2011 composed by Shankar Ehsaan and Loy.

14 comments:

rama said...

Yes Raji the cricket fever is on and the temperature is also getting very high, and I am sure there is no cure to
both, we would have to endure them. I am not a cricket fan, but I don't mind the craze, as it never bothers me.

IRFANUDDIN said...

Cricket fever is raging across the country... in fact when i m writing this India's first match is on....
for sure the next 45 days are going to be for Cricket only in every walk of life....

Lets all pray for india....

hope they do their best this time...

Best wishes,
irfan.

Alka Gurha said...

Amen..to Irfanuddin...Its on...I am not a fan but its infectious...

JAGDISH BALI said...

Of course, cricket is religion in India. Good post.

chitra said...

You said it, My hubby turned at 4.30 to watch the inaugural match otherwise turns up only at 7 . ha ...ho ouch all rings throughout the house. It's only eat, drink and sleep cricket.
I am not much into it:)

Onkar said...

True,cricket unites India more than anything else does.

Mak said...

Hey Raji, you have struck the right chord at this moment. It's celebration time for cricket crazy fans like me. Very nicely compiled post.

anupama said...

after many days i am here reading ur blogs.. very well written raji.. enjoyed the post.. and also the flow of the article was excellent.... keep going... delighted to read this...!!!

Rachna said...

Though, I loved cricket earlier, now with the surfeit of matches and World Cups, my cricket interest has waned. Even the first India match, I watched mostly scores. It does not help that the format is so long-drawn out. But, my son is completely gripped by cricket fever :).

A said...

Racina stole my words. Exact same comments like Rachna.

A said...

Without her comment about son. No one watches cricket ihere

raji said...

mixed opinions from everyone.But the fact is that the charm and enthusiasm what used to be there earlier ,is not presently retained due to a lot of matches emerging now and then .Still ,when it comes up to the world cup,there is some sort of excitement and we always wish that our country wins.

Vijay Menon said...

Its too much of it nowadays, now the world cup and then a week later 45 days of IPL. All the enthusiasm ppl had earlier is just going down day by day.


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Mangala said...

oh yes!! I totally agree with you. Last night at our society dinner party, there was one topic that everyone spoke about - the India-Ireland match. More than the games that were going on, ppl were busy asking each other the score..