Cricket, Facts and Fiction, Issues in India, Sports

Will it be cricket cricket all the way yet again!

Cricket continues to be the most favorite game of seven or eight countries. At the top were England and Australia till West Indies became a force to reckon with. Meanwhile, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and South Africa were vying with one another to be one among the top. Wonder kids like Sachin began to appear now and then. The birth of ODI made the game more exciting. In Indian, cricket ensures the unity of the country to a great extent!
But, with the advent of T20 and certain new rules and regulations, the game became commercial, and resembles a “Net Practice” and batsman’s paradise (at the expense of bowlers). Anyway, it is heard that steps are being initiated to recapture some of the glories of the good old days.

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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