A Brief Synopsis:-
I was asked to play for Lallanpur Cricket Team in a match against birth rivals Palakpur.
The two villages have maintained enemity since the birth of the two villages. But here the enemity is bought down in a cricket match. Since its beginning Lallanpur has lost severely to Palakpur, but this time their hopes are high because I am on their team, and it is me who shall have to guide and train the team……
I had woke up early in the morning, for it was the fist day of training. The other players were already there, already waiting for me. When I reached there Hari asked “Can we start Practice?”. I said in a polite tone “Do you need an invitation to start practice?”. He understood what I was actually saying and indicated others to start practice. They were awful at cricket. I was shocked to see their performance, as they did not know how to even hold the bat properly. “It is going to be awful” I thought………..After much difficulty everybody knew the correct way to catch the bat. Next I decided to build up their stamina. ” 20 rounds of the Maidan” I shouted. The players looked at me as if they had seen a ghost. Kalia said ” Are you mad? how come we do 20 rounds of the maidan………………..it is way too big”. I said ” Then my friend, i am sorry to say, but you’ll lose the match.” The were in no mood to lose the match so they decided to do as I say. After they finished their running, they were looking like a man that had not eaten for months. All of them were too tired even to stand up.I decided to call off practice for today. ” All right go home for today” I said, but before i could complete my sentence they already went. ” looks like we will lose even this time” I thought. I hoped the next day would be good and went back to home.