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The whole world is right now bitten by the FIFA World Cup bug and I am no different. I won’t say that I am a Football fanatic but I do love the sport. It all started during the 2002 World Cup. My Grand Pa was a football fanatic and during the WC he never ever gave me the remote. So, I had no other option but to sit and watch the matches. At first I found the matches very boring but as days progressed my interest in them began. My Grand Pa very patiently explained about the game, answered my

IPL has kick started yesterday and so has my craze. Wait, I stand corrected. My craze hasn’t kick started but increased. I am always crazy about cricket. It’s one of those things that makes me forget everything else and just keeps me glued; I guess that’s a total Indian thing. Cricket is more than a religion in our country. Out of  like billions of people I guess there would be hardly hundreds who don’t like it. Cricket is to India as Football is to Europe and Hockey is to Canada.

Every year during the IPL I am at peak of

Every year Sachin produces atleast one such knock that makes me like, “WOW! That’s amazing. That’s one of the best innings I have seen. That was perfect and blah blah”. But yesterday for the 1st time in my whole life I was speechless. As soon as Sachin reached his double century, all I did was jump as high as I can and then bow down to him. That’s how incredible the knock was. In other words, yesterdays knock was Legendary.

I remember watching the match in which Anwar scored 194 in Chennai with my dad and thinking, “No

“Enjoyed the match Harini”, my friend asked me yesterday.

“It was ok”.

“Ok?? You kidding me?? It was brilliant. It was such a close finish… like you always prefer them”.

“I still dint like it”.

“Why”? He asked me with so much of confusion that I went ahead and explained him why for an hour.

I won’t deny that I did enjoy the match. I enjoyed how close Sri Lanka came to chasing down 414… I loved it when Sehwag, Dhoni, Sachin, Sangakkara and Dilshan batted. I loved watching the amount of boundaries and sixes scored. I liked the nail

India and South Africa are out, can you believe that? The teams what were on the top in the ODI rankings are out and have just managed a single win!! I am not at all happy that two of my favorite most teams are out of the tournament. These were teams I was rooting for, hoping and praying for their victory and they dint even make it to semis. I was rooting for Pakistan for the 1st time againstAustralia, That’s how desperate I was for India to make it through.

To be very frank, I wasn’t that confident about our

Yippee! We won!! DC are the Champs!! Gilly is the Golden Player!

The match started with my worst nightmare i.e to see Gilly get out for a duck. I know lighting doesn’t strike twice but i was so hoping it does. Its said that cricketers are superstitious. Like Sachin wearing his left pad first, dada carrying a pic of his guru in his pocket. I remember Sachin staying in the bathroom and staying put there till the end of match as things had turned around in our favor when is was in the bathroom. I don’t think that cricket fanatics