From stealing time by bunking tuitions in school so I could play a few more cricket matches to having an opportunity to interact with historians and statisticians who have been in this field since before I was born, the way I have pursued cricket has seen a world of change. It has been a journey that has opened up a whole new community of people who seem to have built a well-hidden kingdom of their own in the midst of the pressures of everyday life.
Having honed my skills in the field of finance, statistics were my passport to this world. But having entered it, the road ahead promises enormous excitement and opportunities to learn. The best aspect of cricket to me is its statistical depth and how artistically it recreates the images of history through plain numbers. What others perceive as the boring part of the game is in fact its most unique aspect to me, though the other non-numerical parts of the game excite me as much as they excite anybody else.
Actually playing the game itself, however, has been a graph that is going steadily downward. After my coach summarily dismissed all possibilities of my making it to teams playing even domestic friendlies, I have had a flirtatious relation with playing the game with leather ball. Having said that, I have left no opportunity has go abegging and I have entertained audience (whose maximum strength once reached 20!) with my dismal efforts. I aim to grab and make the most of such chances in the future and help some lucky opposing team win some matches.