It has been 10 years since I played my last cricket match. Yes it was 1997 I played my last cricket match with my school and neighborhood friends. Those are the time we play football (small ball) in the afternoon lunch hour , hand tennis during the morning and afternoon tea breaks ,cricket in all the games period and holidays and weekends.
I was not a very good cricketer and in the same time I was not a very bad cricketer. I play a moderate game and a all rounder. I am a medium fast bowler and a right hand middle order batsman. Regarding batting I am not a hitter. We played lots of cricket during the school days. We never considered the hot sun , we play for hours n hours. Those were all bet matches, and the betting amount will be 5 rs and a ball or 50 rs maximum. 50 rs was a very big money at that time. Sometimes we go for tournaments and get damaged with the big and best teams. But after my school days I was put into diploma and there we don’t had a option of playing. While doing my engineering I got chances to play , but at that time I was not interested (frankly speaking I am afraid of playing with some good cricketers ).
But now I have started playing cricket with my colleagues. We started playing in the saturday mornings. We have played four matches starting from last two months (May 08). But now its really fun to paly it , I lost the touch and I am afraid of balls sometimes. In the first match I delivered around 13 balls per over, but made little improvement after that. Anyway its good to play.
Hope to continue this and wish most of the saturday morning should be started with a cricket match. Wish to see the alrounder back in form :). Playing is a kind of enjoyment where I forget everything except the game. I Love playing and wish to continue…! 🙂