Thursday, Aug 11, 2022

Can Can Cricket

The newest cup in world cricket is ours. How does this change the game?

Can Can Cricket Can Can Cricket

The heart stills thumps with excitement and the mind lingers in magic. You continue to hear echoes of the roar that went up when S. Sreesanth made the final touch to the cricket ball, for the second time in two matches against Pakistan, in the ICC World Twenty20 tournament. In the earlier game he ran out Misbah-ul-Haq to help India tie the game, and win by 'bowl-out', a first in T20's short history. And in the final, he got under the lap shot that the plucky Misbah attempted and helped all the emotional floodgates come crumbling down.

The mind's eye replays some amazing pictures. Joginder Sharma lying prone, unable to resist the impact of the sudden pressure release at the fall of the last wicket. Others scrambling for souvenir stumps and bails before getting into a huddle. A distraught Misbah-ul-Haq going down on his haunches. Team India setting off on a victory lap of the majestic bull ring that is known as the Wanderers Cricket Stadium. Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni putting his shirt on a boy who had come all the way from Botswana and bought a 2000 rand (about Rs 14,000) ticket.


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