100 Days of Happiness – Day 44

It’s easy to find sadness each day, but to find a moment of happiness is difficult. Last year, I couldn’t bring myself to finish the 100 Days of Happiness challenge. This year, I am more determined to finish it — Counting down to 2016 with Happiness!


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)


Poetry & writing are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

4 thoughts on “100 Days of Happiness – Day 44”

  1. Rahul Dravid and Ganguly have been my favorite cricketers!
    Sure, I liked MSD and Kohli and the new kids on the block – but they don’t quite match up – cricket-wise or charm-wise to these 2 legends! 😀
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    • Absolutely, Pixie! That is exactly what I mean! 🙂 I guess it might be because we’ve grown up watching them play, and the connect is with childhood that these cricketers stay loved years after they retired!

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