Where should I begin.. ? Should I begin with March 9th 1996 – the day I watched my first cricket match or should I begin with how my cricketing timeline is similar to that of Dravid’s and Ganguly’s career. Let me just say cricket is my passion much like writing. There’s something about cricket which makes me jump with joy every time a batsman plays a wonderful shot or when a bowler takes a wicket with an awesome delivery. The last over finishes give me an adrenaline rush.
No wonder some of the craziest days of my life involve cricket. I have done it all right from falling sick to bunk college and watch a match to planning my block leave so that it coincides with the IPL. The best though was falling down and injuring my hand just so I can watch a CSK match in the comfort of my home. The injury was real so nobody questioned my intentions. Mind you I am the sole owner of the remote when the match is going on. Nobody gets to snatch it away from me while I watch my favourite game.
I like the way the game has evolved. Apart from the satisfying the old school purists with Tests and ODI’s now we have one more which caters to the younger generation – T -20. T-20 brings in a wonderful marriage of old school skills with entertainment. As much as we criticize IPL and other T-20 tournaments there’s no doubt that it guarantees three hours of entertainment.
Star Sports has been my go to channel when it came to cricket and other sports. Much like the game the channel has evolved too. STARSPORTS.COM serves as a one stop destination if we want too re-live those wonderful sporting moments again without ever compromising on the quality.
All said and done IPL will always hold a special place in my heart for it was the last tournament me and my Dad watched together before he breathed his last. Cricket has always served as the special bonding factor for both of us.