Cricket and Life
On the couch, Aastha was watching cricket.
Shivam came and asked the score.
12 needed from 6 balls, MS and Virat are batting, we will win this with balls to spare, quipped Aastha.
Cricket like life can be uncertain at times, don’t be so sure madam, said Shivam.
Really so Mr. writer gonna connect cricket with life. Sounds interesting, Aastha said.
You just watch the last 6 balls and listen to my 6 lessons, marked Shivam.
Here it comes
Ball 1: Dhoni muscles it to deep mid wicket. The batsman ran an impossible two.
Shivam: Sometimes to complete an impossible task, you need support. You can’t conquer the world alone.
Aastha: Cool man. 10 from 5 now.
Ball 2: A perfect outswinger. MS couldn’t do much with it, plays it down to third man.
Shivam: Like cricket, you need to respect certain situations in life too. It ain’t gonna be sunshine all the time.
Aastha: Well said. 9 from 4. It’s getting tensed now.
Ball 3: A slow bouncer and Virat skies it, fielder under the ball and VK is gone.
Aastha: Shit, shit, shit.
Shivam: You see even the best of em all can crumble under pressure. The one who learns to read the situation always wins.
Aastha: Shut up. It’s getting real tight, good that they crossed over. 9 from 3 now.
Ball 4: MS gets a full toss and deposits it in the stands. Huge six.
Shivam: The man himself said “opportunities are like heartbeats, you can’t afford to miss a single one.”
Aastha: Yeah. 3 from 2. MS the finisher is back.
Ball 5: Wide outside off and uncharacteristically Dhoni scoops it over third man for four. India win.
Aastha: See, I told you. Dhoni will do it.
Shivam: And that’s the final lesson, to win you need to step out of your comfort zone.