Cricket, Facts and Fiction, P U Krishnan, seasons, Vancouver

Not on Home ground?

Like a fussy child, Vancouver rejects all the post-winter joys in favor of the wet and misty blankets to sleep under. Once in a while you experience the warmth and glory of the season but soon it is dull and wet. It may be a blessing in disguise for the late-risers but they too feel the pinch when they realize that it is an indication of a prolonged dull day. The pessimists are hoodwinked by the sudden disappearance of a seemingly dull day.

In short, it is not like a 5-day cricket match when top order batsmen concentrate in retaining their wickets and building up a huge score so that they can make sure of a draw, if not a victory. It is the 20-20 version of the game. Just when you feel that a team is going great guns, the wickets could tumble…

Last but not the least, even on a bright and sunny day, never tell you warm clothes, “off with you”, for an unseen cold wind might be in full swing!

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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