Congratulations! Cricket is no more a game
Before I say anything and you read something, I want to tell you that I have been an aficionado of cricket, not only that I have played and prayed for it in my childhood and adolescence. But, unfortunately, I was the fan of cricket; batsmen who cover drives well, bowlers who rattle the batsman and fielders who run around the ground. Today, because of the infinite outrage of the billion people of INDvPAK match, I feel and I think (my instinct) India will lose today. It’s 3.30 pm and India already dropped a catch.
One of the newbies of Pakistan scored a stunning century and all the credit goes to his dauntless bating. He has been incredible throughout his innings. All the time he was batting, I was only wondering about the Indian side chasing today. Will they chase today? What if they don’t? Will the social media spare the team? I felt scared as I realized that Cricket is no more a game and to my fear, if we lose, cricket will never remain a game anymore.
- Pakistan batted amazingly well. I am scared. I am watching the match alone. Well, I live alone. This is why I am writing this unimportant content while one of the most intense matches of the cricket history is being played.
I go out for tea. Before I finish the tea, Amir grabs Rohit and Virat. If the plastic cup from my hand dropped, I was sure the friend living 5 km away would hear it. There was pin drop silence. Everybody slowly realized that there was nothing that India could blame on the Pakistanis today because of their stupendous batting performance and their long wait of winning in an ICC event would end probably.
Off the topic, I was also hoping about their situation of how they would be feeling when they go every time and get beat, trolled by the social media and face hatred. Not only these but also the demotivation they must have faced right inside.
It’s 3 down and I wish my instinct to go wrong. It’s hardly possible. The top three scorers of the Champions Trophy are already out. The ‘Dhoni Dhoni’ chanting from the crowd can no longer give Goosebumps to anyone. What a comeback the young kid ‘Amir’ has had! The 5-year ban and now he is back on track. He has garnered his name across the world for his energy and passion towards cricket.
I am not a soothsayer. I am double minded like everybody. I assume people will stop flattering their nation and abusing other nations after today. I wish it doesn’t happen, the loss. I want to still love cricket and the game played on the ground with some ground rules. I wish it stays. I wish but its Pakistan’s day today and undoubtedly they have created this on their own after uncountable efforts to get it and waited a hell lot of years to achieve it. I know being Indian it’s unfair to say but I am only saying the truth, the statistics and I am no more writing as I don’t want to be a jerk to the country losing them to our enemies, that’s what they have started to call the cricket players as, sometimes the ‘terrorists’ too. I am sorry. I can’t because I wish cricket remains the gentlemen’s game forever.