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To some people cricket is more than just a game or a sport, I'm one of those people!
I'm a person who usually keeps to myself. ever since I was small I've always loved cricket, my parents weren't too keen on me playing so I stopped, it was all about education. During the World Cup, when I saw Yuvi make a comeback which is probably one of the best in sport I went back to playing cricket, when he hit the winning runs and celebrated against Australia in the quarter finals, that’s when I decided to go…
The occasion is around six months away, but the task is such that even that long would not prove to be enough. On a humid September afternoon later this year, when India plays New Zealand in its next test, and when Sehwag swishes his incorrigible blade to get out cheaply as he has notoriously done in the past, Rahul Dravid will walk in... not to anchor the first day’s play and compile India’s innings, but to his kitchen to grab a snack he’s just cooked. It will be that moment, when he’ll be smiling, that we’ll be wondering if his replacement would be able to live up to even half of the greatness the haloed spot has witnessed.
As India’s Mr Dependable’s defences were repeatedly being broken into by Australian bowlers in what was to be his last series, his bat surprisingly coming down a nanosecond later than it had come in the past 16 years, his followers may have got a whiff of things to come. They started breathing again after the man did not call it quits at Adelaide, but eventually braced themselves for the inevitable when, days after returning to India, Rahul Dravid quit international cricket the same way he had conducted himself on and off the field – sans nonsense.