World Cup is about to begin. Frenzy everywhere, anticipation infectious. People are delighted. They are collecting paper glossed time tables with elaborate details. Newspapers are printing the opinions of the cricketers of all times, the young and the old, the hot and the not.
Even if I am bound not to generalize, I have to say people are involved at different levels in cricket. I have the following categories:
c. These are the people who are spell bound and mesmerized by the hoopla and the hype around the game. They might have played cricket in their childhood out of playfulness but they see cricket now as a gem owned by others but whose shine twinkles in their own eyes.
d. These are the people who use cricket as the topic to break the ice between colleagues and fellow peers when they meet and discuss the recent match highlights as a means to make their place in the group. They neither have the interest to plunge into the details nor intent to do so. These are the folks who are bound to the game only because they find no other way to make their place in the cricket-dominated discussions. They are the ones who know in the back of the mind that there are other more worthy things to discuss and ponder upon, but do not dare to reveal, and flow with the flow.
Which one is you? Do you dare to differ? Anyways enjoy the World Cup!