Somehow, the team i was vice-captaining got into the final.
Out of the eleven, hardly 6 knew the game atleast partially
and only one or two knew its finer aspects.
And, for them, messing up their games was so too normal.!
When we won the semis, people asked in wonder..
"how did they get through?!"
but some said, it was no fluke if we came up till the finals.
some of us started believing that they were really good.
i too agreed, because, i had read a lot about confidence and motivation!
as the final was a week away
we got some time to feel proud.
And we started assessing each other.
In 2 days there were 3 groups
who made fun of each other behind the backs.
there were even attempts to sack some players
and to rope in new.
for, some felt, winning the finals
was more important than any other happiness!
the coach said, a better captain was needed
for the present guy was too weak in strategy.
But the captain played some funny games and managed to stay!!
the coach resigned and went off to start a career in umpiring.
well..before the finals day
we conducted a press conference
to say that we know the game the best.
we created many an admirer
who knew nothing of the game
but had nothing better to do..
we posed for them
for it was quite a nice way to get inflated!
final day came with the news that the captain is down with diarrhoea
docs told the press that stress could have been the contributing factor.
so, i became the captain
to lead a team which came as a black horse into the finals
and had managed to grow to a stage
where most of them were not in talking terms!
i decided to bowl first
though situations were ideal to bat
coz, i tooo wanted to create an impression, by difference!
the keeper put down a catch in the 3rd ball and said
the slip fielder was a big interference.
the slip fielder dropped another
on the 5th of next and he said
the keeper messed up intentionally!!
during the drinks break they even went into the press box
and explained the sad situation!
and that they are still playing due to the respect for the team.
dont want to bore you, so letme tell it brief..
we lost the match and the air..but were happy ..
we had reasons.. to blame!
isnt it amazing that people forget the real game
and start playing games..?!
to lose..lose and lose..
isnt the game so beautiful, its worth playing?