As a kid,never did I realise that Cricket will be an integral part of my life.
Not just does it bring back those nostalgic gully Cricket childhood memories but paves way to a meaningful life ahead.
It empowers my eyes to glitter, to fantasise and to be happy !
I think even though I’m a big time dumbass, I suck at keeping up with the technology, I find grace in being old-schooled, I have a family pack abs, I am not earning in dollars like majority, but I am blessed.
I am blessed to be passionate about something.
I have something to look forward to apart from work, alcohol and the Friday nights.
Cricket makes me a poet. It makes me worth existing. I know it sounds too exaggerated but it makes me feel alive.
If I closely respect my journey in this world, it’s like a Test match – there have been numerous ups and downs. I failed at relationships, at my startup and many other places as friend, as a son, as a brother but Cricket never judged me. It keeps me going.
I may not have arrived to making it big with respect to Cricket but it does make me feel like the King especially when I am writing. And you know what, I will make it count eventually.
Cricket makes me realise how self belief and hard-work will actually sort everything you actually dream of.
Dreams do come true and it’s you sheer ability to dream that makes a dream, no longer a dream !
I am lucky to have witnessed Dravid, Sehwag, Klusener and Virat play.
Each one has played a significant role in being who I am. And guess what, each one has instilled me to be the weird me.
I bond over Cricket with people. In fact, most of my references at work or at social gatherings are from Cricket.
As I write prose on the sport, I feel valued deep inside. No one in this world makes me feel this special like Cricket does except my begum !
You’d be amazed to know the purpose of my life. It has got nothing to do with money or fame.
It’s all about watching the sport at the world’s best venues and the game at Lord’s would be the defining moment.
Now, why so much gyaan was offered. Let me explain –
1. I am not a motivational speaker or anything of that sort. It’s never too late to figure out what you are good at. In fact, a friend of mine who’s left everything and is pursuing her career as a voice-over artist.
2. Whenever I am extremely sad or happy, I leverage it to bring back my sanity to maintain the equilibrium. You could try too.
3. It’s one subject, I am extremely confident of. Even when it comes to addressing a gathering of thousands. I have an answer to query – what are you good at ? People spend their entire lives figuring out that.
4. It keeps my priorities straight – Cricket, Family, Pizza (in that order). It helps me declutter the best from the rest.
5. It gives me the role models to admire and to learn from.
Thank you Cricket for sorting my life ! I hope every gets theirs’ in shape through their passion.
Truth triumphs evil ! Passion triumphs boorish!