Tuesday, March 29, 2011

We all share the same spirits!!revisited

I know ,when I last wrote this post ,most of you didn't agree that cricket was going to somehow involve us into the maze .Truly speaking being at USA, I couldn't really watch most of the Indian matches and only saw the scores the next morning.(It starts at 2 am night and ends at 9 am ).Though staying miles apart form India which is buzzing with cricket updates and conversations ,I could sense the ongoings here owing to the news channel ,media and  you tube updates.We unknowingly tend to involve into the conversations ,poke our nose into the rumors about cricketers,start commenting about the cricketer's performance their flaws and expected  improvised performances.
         I felt a little offbeat and off track when most of my Indian friends used to talk about the 'cricket' strikes and hits of the last match and I was not aware of those scenes ,as I just watched the scores and highlights.It was only when I heard of the India Australia match ,which was supposed to be a 'DO or Die' match for India owing to it's entry to the semi finals that my spirits arouse again. In-spite of that,I couldn't manage to stay awake the entire night compromising my whole night's sleep ,but managed to wake up early and watch India's bating performance.Sachin's bating which met the expectations reasonably,Yuvi's bating which crossed all barriers and over met people's expectations leading us towards a victory ,all this was indeed a scintillating experience.After all ,India ended Aussies reign over the World cup Finals match after a long 11 years gap.In  11 years,this is the first time that Aussies are going back home without entering the finals!Now ,India even though has Hockey as it's national game, is crazy for cricket ,reason nobody knows!May be owing to the generations following cricket , 'Gilli Danda 'the traditional amateur street game popularized since ages ;the British memoir or  also the cricket world cup victory which the Indian team achieved under Kapil's captancy back in 1983. Whatever is the case ,we are all captivated by  this game and feel it as a matter of pride of the country.
      30 th march -is going to be one big day for the Indians ,with Pakistan confronting them for the Semi Finals and it's no less than a cold  war.We have Pakistan , expertized in Bowling and India in bating;raising the nervousness .I think this one day ,even the unenthusiastic cricket haters also would open up their ears or widen their eyes to at least hear scores or take a peek to the headlines or highlights.I know that in India it's almost a national holiday atmosphere ,owing to the 'cricket fever' being the sole reason for leave from offices.Some private offices have even declared a half day leave for the employees well being:)) Let's hope for the best and cheer for the Indian team .

Ps:By the time this post is read ,we will be aware of the winners:))

17 comments:

A said...

Let us see. One thing is sure, winner of World Cup is going to be from Indian subcontinent

IRFANUDDIN said...

The heat is on...and now when both the Finalists are going to be from Indian subcontinent the World Cup is more like NEIGHBORHOOD CUP.

Vijay Menon said...

as you told its a big day here, almost like a holiday. most people are bunking offices and colleges and some organizations have already declared it as a holiday- truly cricket crazy !

http://vj-menon.blogspot.com/

raji said...

@A and Irfan ..big hearted people ..:))true that the winner is going to be atleast from our continent or nieghborhood.

@Vijay yes ..I saw that in the news here.I was amazed seeing the number of people gathered at temples and mosques and churches for prayers.I heard that in Pakistan ,they are distributing free food in some restaurants for those visting for watching cricket.

Renu said...

I am not big hearted:) I want India to win...

Rachna said...

There is a huge buzz and absolute insanity around. Hope for a good game and an Indian win. If not, it is just a game, no big deal for me :).

Abhilash Pillai said...

I do not know why people like cricket so much but I am sure India would win the world cup.

sm said...

yes India won and now in final again will fight

Bikramjit said...

we WOn and to mumbai we leave to pick up the cup ...

Bikram's

chitra said...

Aftera long time I also watched the semis and enjoyed. Here we had fire works after the victory.

raji said...

@renu ..true .it's like seeing your child win:))
@Rachna yes ..all insane people around when it comes up to cricket.
@abhilash ,Bikram and sm ..hope India wins the final battle too.:)
@chitra ..naturally ,now you will see India playing the final battle too

Alka Gurha said...

One more to go...and the country will erupt..

Varshu said...

Hi Raji.. Nice post... now is EST was also not easy to watch.. But PST is really difficult..Eagerly looking forward to the match. :)

KParthasarathi said...

I hope you can see the finals today between India and SL.The latter is a formidable team in good form.India is also in good nick.I am sure the match would be fought hard

raji said...

Yes Kp sir hope for the best.:)

deeps said...

perhaps today i wouldnt have been able to think about any other thoughts than cricket...
and you know the reason too :P

hopes have been fulfilled
dreams realized
and goal achieved

raji said...

@ deeps yes ..anhoni ki honi karde honi ko anhoni..ek jaga jab mile ho teeno rajni ,gajni aur dhoni..:))