A Religion called Cricket??…

It’s being often said here , “Cricket is a religion in India”, and that set me thinking. The just-concluded India-Australia One-Day International series could very well have been the summary of the “faith” of the religious Indian cricket fans.

Well, the 1st One-Day International was a practice match for Indians. After all, how could we expect the Indian cricket team to adjust to home conditions so soon.

The 2nd One-Day International proved that Indian Cricket was a monotheistic religion where MS Dhoni was the sole deity.

The 3rd One-Day International re-affirmed the omnipresence of the sole diety.

The 4th One-Day International dethroned MS Dhoni, and elevated Sachin Tendulkar up the pedestal.

The 5th One-Day International catapulted Sachin Tendulkar to near-immortal status, even though India tasted dirt.

The 6th One-Day International kicked everybody off the list.

Well, the Original Creator told everybody who was boss when the 7th One-Day International was rained out.

Karl Marx once said, “Religion is the opium of the people”. Well, the Indian cricket fans seem to be high on cheap dope.

Cheers !!! 😀

8 Responses to "A Religion called Cricket??…"

  1. Nilesh   November 17, 2009 at 10:02 am

    Well Worded.

  2. rincy   November 17, 2009 at 10:57 am

    awesum…. i couldn’t stop laughing

  3. Jimmy Pudussery   November 17, 2009 at 12:30 pm

    Thanx a lot Rincy. Just my take on the mass hysteria over cricket….

  4. Jimmy Pudussery   November 17, 2009 at 12:30 pm

    Thanx a lot…..

  5. elizabethrinta   November 17, 2009 at 6:04 pm

    wow….thats a great one!!!

  6. surwil   November 18, 2009 at 9:23 am

    nicely worded ,and u saved the best for the last ( 7th ODI )

  7. Jimmy Pudussery   November 18, 2009 at 9:23 am

    Thanx a lot

  8. Jimmy Pudussery   November 19, 2009 at 9:30 am

    Thanx a lot Madhu. I just find it ridiculous that superlatives are used without any rhyme or reason especially when referenced to cricketers.

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