I just happened to read this blog, when one photo zoomed me back into my own childhood.
As kids, all we did when we were small, was ” EAT , SLEEP , PLAY , REPEAT ”
That was the mantra i followed too.
When it came to cricket i was and i am still crazy for the game.
I never miss a India Pakistan game for nothing, unless its a board paper, and i have a graduation paper at stake. ( That was my scenario during the 2011 world cup, when India was playing Pakistan and i was writing a stupid paper ) :/
Anyways, when we were kids, we played bat and ball (That’s what we called cricket)
We played for a while, and then there was this family who reside at the ground floor.
They had a huge T.V.
In the early 2000’s having a Huge TV was not at all general.
We all guys played for a while, then would sneak on their house to watch the match.
It was so clear that sometimes we would end up watching 10-15 overs a time.
This took place for few weeks.
We witnessed some fights too. (wicked 😛 )
One day, Uncle found us sneaking in from the window for a glimpse of the match, and promptly asked us to come in.
He wasn’t mad at us. We were scared until he calmed us down.
For all i thought, our parents would get a complain from these guys, and our playing days would end.
But he was a good man.
He offered us some potato wafers and also Rasna.
We enjoyed watching the match.
We yelled and screamed when there was a boundary or a six, or even a wicket.
It looked so clear, we just couldn’t believe it.
We left after an innings was over, and were content.
From that day, all we did was wait for an important match.
Who would want to miss a beautiful TV viewing experience and some chips, and some rasna etc etc.
I wouldn’t.. Would you?
My mother would be terrified for a while, as i used to complete my maths homework book quickly (Ugh, i so hated that) just so that i could go to watch a match on a big TV.
They vacated the place after a while.
Oh.. how i miss those days.
Funny, i have been doing crazy things to watch a cricket match since childhood.
Now #kanna’s like me don’t need to watch cricket outside other’s homes.
At this age of smartphones, tablets etc etc, we all have access to the internet.
StarSports.com has got all possible highlight reels, which can make anyone’s day.
if #kanna missed a beautiful cacth, he can log on to starsports.com and watch it.
if #kanna missed a boundary or a catch, then go to starsports.com and lastly,
If #kanna missed the entire match then he just needs to keep calm, because he can now watch Pepsi IPL on starsports.com.
If you have done such things too, do drop by and leave your comments.
Would love to read them too.