Who Is The Real Indian Cricket Fan?

Carrying On His Head

There are reasons I chose to write this topic

–> India Loses Series in England

–> India Loses World No.1 Ranking

So, who’s the real Indian cricket Fan?

Ans. May be the one who sit’s atop the BCCI ,May be the one who follows cricket in the net from work, may the one who is unemployed and taking a more serious note of Indian cricket rather his own life, may be the one who sit’s on the commentator’s box wearing a gentlemen suit,may be the one who sits in the pavilion waiting for his place, may be the one who could not prove his worth in the field,may be the one who is being blamed at this time for it’s defeat , may be……… and it goes on & on & on… and again poses the question

so who is it?

He is the one who still reminisces the nightmare six miandad hit off the poor chetan sharma,He is the one who cried along with vinod kambli in 1996, he is the one who got frustrated off the mahanama & jayasuriya’s mammoth partnership  , he is the one who hid under his bed-sheet hoping for the impossible when the mighty sachin clobbered the aussies in sharjah to make it possible , he is the one who even after the match-fixing scam which rocked the foundation of the game itself still believed in it’s spirit,  he is the one who had tears flowing down his cheeks when Henry olonga pulled off a upset in CWC 1999 , he is the one who rejoiced and savors the memory of sourav’s and dravid’s mighty innings in the same CWC,he is the one who witnessed Live the sachin 100 against his Back injury and against the Pakistani’s who eventually won the match and was part of the most famous Chennai crowd which cheered their firece rival’s , he is the one who celebrated like crazy when kumble took a 10 for against the fiercest rival’s,he is the one bunked his school to watch the previlaged VVS innings against the then mighty Aussies to pull off the most impossible victory, he is the one who rejoiced on the occasion when Bhajji struck the last blow to nail India’s series triumph against the then World champions,he is the one who was praying for sachin for his cure of tennis elbow,he is the one who could not forget the natwest final when Dada was going crazy from the lord’s balcony,he is the one who had the unimaginable pleasure when sehwag clobbered the pakistani’s to become the Nawab of Multan, he is the one who idolized Dravid for the type of commitment exhibited by donning the keeping gloves for the county’s sake,he is the one who still lingers on the surge which India took to reach the finals of the CWC 2003 , he is the one who still have nightmares of the frenzied hitting Ponting exhibited which actually ripped the heart of 1 billion Indian’s in the Finals of the CWC 2003, he is the one who still curses Guru Greg for the turmoil caused by him on Indian cricket,he is the one who was jumping crazy over the crazy ,ruthless and dare devilish innings of Lion maned MSD , he is the one who held his head high when India chased successfully continuously for about 16 games,he is the one who abandoned his Tv’s ,Newspapers and everything after the bizarre exit of India from the 2007 CWC , he is the one who woke up all his neighbors screaming in the midst of the night when Broad was creamed by Yuvi for Six sixes , he is the one who lifted a friend of nearly 150 pounds when misbah ill-scooped joginder only for sreesanth to have a moment of a life time, he is the one who spent countless days watching IPL only for the timeless entertainment it gave, he is the one who was exhibiting mountable trust on the the resurgent Indian Side under the leadership of MSD,he is the one who witnessed Live the ruthless 300 sehwag his second scored against poor S.A in Chennai, he is the one who froze for a moment forgetting how to appreciate or celebrate the first ever 200 in ODI by Sachin , he is the one who like billions of Indian hearts beating for India to hold the World cup , he is the one who frantically enjoyed the downfall of Aussies on the hands of the eventual champs,he is the one who had sleepless nights before the semis against the historical rival’s,he is the one who could not even think of yet another CWC 2003 against the Lankan’s, he is the one who still did not lose heart when Sehwag and Sachin exited early, he is the one who hugged whoever in sight for a reason of the lifetime on the night when India under MSD attained eternal glory, he is the one who along with millions was exhausted of the too much cricket but still watched the IPL throughout, he is the one who even watched the depleted Indian side battling against the hopeless Windies, he is the one who at this moment is in unimaginable shock of India losing the series to England straight and losing it’s No.1 crown after a good amount of time ,apart from all these………….

he is the one who still believes India would salvage some pride from the last test and would upstage a miraculous comeback in the ODI’s to come and finally coming to the answer of this post “IT IS ME” .

I still believe in the team i have believed right from the day i knew of the game . I give no ear’s to the men who sit in an air conditioned room and does the job of a critic for money,

i give no ear’s to former greats who fear of getting forgotten, i give no ear’s to any new’s channel which exaggerates both the high’s and low’s , I only give my ear’s to the Hearts which beats


All those heart’s which beat like mine are “TRULY THE REAL INDIAN CRICKET FAN“.

Come On let’s stand behind our men who are now Down but definitely not out! and lets together cheer “India …..India…India….India….India…..”


2 comments on “Who Is The Real Indian Cricket Fan?

  1. Hi Sriram, I read your blog after a long time. As you know I’m busy in two projects currently I become more workaholic now-a-days. I really got impressed with this Post. This Post remembers me all the glorious moments of Cricket. You clearly described who is a real Cricket fan.

    I really got excited when reading each and every line of this Post specially “Sachin’s 200”. In the final touch when you say “IT IS ME” its not only you, its “WE”. I mean all the true cricket fans like you me and everyone in India.

    From the first day when I started reading your blog I’m a great fan of your way of writing and the image you post for the article. Keep it up my dear friend. Keep in touch and don’t give-up your passion for work.

  2. hello blogger,

    real fan needs an immediate update about the match which is come to the end…. looking for an comments about 2 nd test match against india vs west indies…. hope u will do it soon… its an great effort given by the young debut bowlers form an indian team… the man who has bowled more then 140 mph…. efforts given you is not enough have to give more than that what you have done……

    i’m just stunned after hearing the pictures designed but you for the situation what has happened…… you are the junior mr.madhan from madarasi….. its awesome the 1.england has informed to westindies sweeping series….
    2. dog show @ indian F1 car race…

    ‘Expecting more from you in an immediate response’

    this cheers,
    vivek shah dot anand

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