Cricket: A Gentleman’s Game

Cricket is not a game, it is a religion in India and Sachin Tendulkar is the god!

This is what you will hear from every Indian when they talk about Cricket. It is by no means an exaggerated statement and the truth is not far from it! People fight over the game, they unite over the game and they cry, they laugh, simply speaking: emotions run high when an Indian plays Cricket.

History has witnessed many magical moments that a cricket fanatic can only dream of. One of my magical moments was the India Vs Pakistan T20 World Cup finals in 2007. It was a game destined to go into records as the greatest night in Indian cricket after 1983 when they won the World Cup for the first time. The game has evolved over the period of years. Rules have changed, formats have changed but the heart and soul of the game is still the same.

I wanted my classmates to experience the fun as the game is not so different from the American game of baseball. I hope the people who turned out to play learned a little bit about the game but more importantly I hope they had fun out in the field playing.

As I have found out, there is a tradition between the Indian cohorts of passing the cricket gear down to the new incoming batch of Mason School of Business students, I hope to continue the tradition next year by organizing another cricket match; may be even bigger than this time and pass down the both the love of cricket as well as gear to the Masonites of 2015.

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Ashtosh Singh

Ashutosh Singh is an MBA candidate with the Mason School of Business at the College of William & Mary.

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