Unsure. Unenthusiastic.Unexperienced. Embarassed. Clueless.
It was obvious. We did have a bit of an idea, we’d seen others play, this wasn’t really our area of expertise or priority, nor was it the kind of thing we’d generally be busy with…My spirited friends wouldn’t let the other team have a walkover. Eye-ing the open field unsurely, looking at the other team in their tracks and sneakers while we were in the our usual jeans/pullovers and jackets…one or two in salwaars (footwear varying from chappals, sandals, heals, shoes). Someone offered to lend 6 pairs of sneakers since her home was close by. We definitely needed a bit of practise before jumping into the game.
Oh and the guys- now they were very supportive..(well who wouldn’t be if class were on the verge of getting cancelled). There came one of them..being our coach for the day (or a few hours actually) Dragging the others, encouraging them,cheering us, motivating us….afterall the other team comprised of girls too, who would be matching our ‘calibre’ and ‘talent’
Afterall it was just a matter of 8 overs.
And practise we did..practised to make sure the line is correct (forget everything else..the importance of a straight ball, right on the wicket-i realised yesterday), practised catching- one or two were just afraid of the ball flying in their hands…practised how to hold the bat and swing a bit since drives were way beyond our capabilties…actually practised so that we can hit the ball atleast, few of us just missing it completely..lol
This was our team afterall..and with practise for about half an hour we marched onto the field..cheering loudly..screaming names..getting excited..spirits on an all time high.
Thanks to some great shots by our opening bats-uhh-girl and another experienced player down the middle order (who thank god had played cricket with her brothers) and a special thanks to the opposing team who gifted us a whole lot of wides..we managed 66 runs with a fall of few wickets 5 or 6 i think…(i stuck around for about 3 overs facing a lot of wides…each wide ball, and i followed my coach’s loud shout-Leave it!! Yes sir! ….don’t ask how much i scored.lol..tad bit more than a duck ;))
Our experienced player turned out to be an amazing bowler and the opposing team couldn’t manage to score the required runs..
So…we won!! Our victory celebrated with the famous huddle and shrieks..
Moments from the match :
- Our HOD actually saw the entire match and came to congratulate us in the end (hehe)
- One of our fellow feilder’s bf actually took out his cell phone to record the ‘moment’ when the ball came rushing towards her. The smartie actually picked up the ball and just wouldn’t throw it until the rest of us started screaming from all ends.
- A big six one of my team mates hit…
- lol another one actually got out cuz of hit wicket
- since there was a shortage of bats..we had to manage with just one..:D
But all said and done….we had a blast! Next round awaits our team now…
*all excited now*
College actually ends up being fun for reasons we are still discovering.