It’s Sunday and the boys are playing cricket in a half made stadium.
Just a few weeks back a huge tournament of cricket took place and many boys from our locality took part in it.
That tournament was held at a professional level.
Real and qualified umpires, halogen lights (with generators) for night matches, continuous English and Hindi commentary by professional commentators and at the end of the match, a man of the match award.
Since, this tournament has taken place, the boys are constantly in the “tournament mode”.
Teams have been formed and today being Sunday, the whole
field has been divided into parts and the matches have been going on
continuously and simultaneously.
At nearly 14:00 hours, nearly all the players had to go home for lunch, but two teams whose game had just began at that moment were still playing on the field.
After the first half of their game got over, all of them had group lunch of sandwiches and chips. They started playing again at about 15:00 hours.
Seeing their game of cricket, two things came to my mind. They are:-
1.When I was a small, I would request Ma sometimes that Ma please let me play for a bit more time.
2.To have a picnic and a game of cricket with friends is a truly wonderful feeling.
Simple old days were beautiful, excellent, marvellous and full of God’s grace.
Nowadays, friends and a game of cricket, both of them are available (nearly) only on mobile apps. Friends on Facebook and twitter and cricket in android cricket games on phones.
Whenever possible, spend some time with friends and play a game of chess, checkers, Ludo or cricket. Try to relive those old days. It would simply bring back those memories.