The Happiness of Reading a Book on my Favorite Cricketer
100 Days of Happiness – Day 44
Friends ask me often if I am a fan of cricket. It is the sport that is a religion in the country after all, perhaps even overshadowing the national sport of hockey. And yes, though I love soccer most of all, I am a fan of the game of cricket.
Perhaps it is because I’ve lost the company of friends who are crazy about cricket that the fanfare and excitement that precedes a match seems to have died down in my life. Traveling down memory lane, I remember diligently following every match the Indian team played, even to the extent of fighting with mom to watch the matches when I had to be studying for the board exams instead. I even remember the huge partnership between Dravid and Ganguly at Taunton, and Harbhajan’s hattrick. My favorite player of all time is Rahul Dravid, I think, when it comes to the Indian Cricket Team.
Happiness is… reading a book about my favorite cricketer, and no, it’s not an autobiography. The title Timeless Steel is so apt for him, I think.
(© 5th November 2015)