My favourite game is cricket. Cricket is an internationally acclaimed sport that consists of two teams with 11 players each. The game is played with a bat and a ball. Two players bat and one serves the ball. The rest of the teammates of the baller are assigned to catch the ball. If a served ball is caught after a player strikes a six, he is considered out. The player who is struck out is replaced with another batsman till the whole team is eliminated or the overs run out. The team with the most runs scored wins.
I was introduced to the game as a child with my first bat and ball. Initially, my father taught me to play cricket. He was a cricket enthusiast as well. Afterwards, I played with friends from the neighbourhood and school. Cricket is followed passionately in India. The majority find it to be a more heated debate topic than politics when International cricket league is happening. You can’t afford to taunt cricket lovers during this season because tempers are at an all-time high. But it is also a great source of entertainment.
Every weekend on Saturday nights I join my friends for a friendly and competitive game of cricket. We string up extra lights in the playground nearby. We play enthusiastically and pretend to be our cricket idols. I idolise Dhoni from India. Often our elders join us either as teammates or as an audience. My father particularly enjoys playing the referee. When a cricket match is happening live we are glued to our tv sets. Commentary and game technique analysis are done so passionately it feels like we have the weight of the world on our shoulders. During an international game of twenty overs screens are put up all over India to facilitate the fans. Some businesses use this opportunity to attract a high amount of clientele.
The India vs Pakistan match is the most anticipated match around the world. The friendly game between traditional adversaries breaks record amount of views each time. The mood is electric, anticipations are high, and Indians are united all over the world to cheer for their team. Therefore, cricket is my favourite game.