It is cricket, cricket all the way.

Some people in India complain that cricket gets more publicity and encouragement than any other sports and games. Be it Olympics or Asian games or international hockey or football matches India makes its humble presence and returns home empty handed. But Cricket is a different ball game as far as India is concerned. There may be ups and downs but they bounce back before long.  There have been world class cricketers in India who not only enabled India to occupy a reasonably good position at the international level but inspired the boys all over India to opt for this game. Now the position is such that wherever you go, you can see the boys playing cricket…and cricket alone. They watch cricket matches on TV and learn the trick of the trade and apply them when they play their own mini matches! Everyone wants to become a Tendulkar or a Sehwag and some of them do make it to the top! Cricket has set an example and it is for other sports and games to learn a lesson or two from cricketers instead of complaining.

Author: P U Krishnan

First things first. I am one of those retired chaps who are young at heart. I watch cricket matches and jump for joy when Tendulkar scores yet another century. I read newspapers and books too, though I am not crazy about them. I think I have a mind free from hatred and I owe it to the wonders of nature and music. I scribble something now and then and call myself a writer! Though I have settled in Ooty, a lovely hill station in Tamil Nadu—I must emphasize the fact that I was born and brought up in Tellicherry in North Kerala and studied in the good old Government Brennen College. Of and on, my mind goes back to my ancestral house at Tiruvangad in Tellicherry in front of an ancient Sri Ram temple. I am indebted to this wonderful place which inculcated in me a love for cricket and literature. But all said and done, I am an Indian first.

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