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Why should Kanna keep calm?

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I hope you read about my ramblings on the schmaltzy emotion which cricket is. Although IPL and T20 cricket lack the depth that test matches have, it kind of spruces up the kid in you, makes you want to watch more of it and makes you want to watch it all the time.
I am warning you, this post could be a whacky one, at least for people who worship cricket and cricketers and anything related to the game. Jinxed, tabooed and Mythical, there in three words you have a description of what the game did to me.

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Here is why *Kanna should keep calm:

*I am referring to myself when I say 'Kanna' here ;)

  1. Keeping your fingers crossed until they grew numb and waiting for your favorite side to win
  2. Walk out on a decisive match for the fear of your favorite team losing just because you are watching the game
  3. Giving up on your favorite shows and soap operas to watch a game of good cricket
  4. Learning to whistle - it is one of the essentials of any cricket fan, especially a CSK one
  5. Keeping the television volume on mute so that the commentator doesn’t spoil the moment for you
  6. ‘Howzat’, ‘Bowling’, ‘in the air’ – These would be words that make you cringe
  7. Using every rounded object in the house as a ball and trying to mock those scary bowlers (Steyn and Malinga)
  8. Keep a stiff upper lip when your favorite team loses
  9. Feeling proud to know what a ‘sticky wicket’ actually means
  10. Lifting your legs up when the scoreboard says '111' and not putting it down until either the batsman gets out or he scores another run  

After having read the disclaimer in the beginning of this post, you shouldn’t be surprised now. Here is another isolated fact that will bowl you over. Believe it or not, I have gone to the extent of being extremely judgmental about Ravi Shastri as a commentator as every time my favorite team lost, it was under this circumstance. It is undeniably true, at least in my case, no offense meant to him, but it is true. He is in this alone, I suppose. Sanjay Manjraker is a doll, trust me.

Well folks, I don’t quite know if you’d bat for my views but one thing is for sure, none of these obsessive jinxes and myths matter when it comes to the sheer pleasure of watching good cricket on It is the television that is jinxed!

 IPL is on and we see such inimitably competitive spirit amongst the players and teams which makes us wanting for more. gives us just that ‘extra’ edge with their innovative polls, the’ keep calm’ moments, and interesting stories brewing fresh from the field. The coolest feature for me is the deferred live streaming. Amidst the power cuts and thunder strikes, this feature is nothing but a boon for me.

So, with, all one has to do is keep calm and watch cricket!


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