A Cricket Match
Essay No. 01
A Cricket Test match is a great show anywhere in the world. Thousands of men, women and children go to see it with pleasure; and millions more watch it on the television sets. It has become the number one game throughout the world. The international cricketers are the heroes of the present day. They attract enormous crowds wherever they are. The international cricket events earn millions of dollars by way of advertisements throughout the world. These events are sponsored by the top-most companies of the world to earn a name and advertise their goods. The stadiums where the cricket is played are places worth-seeing. They are provided with all the modern sophisticated equipment to ensure full safety and proper telecast of the event throughout world live. The cricketers are treated as state guests and the sponsors give out lots of prizes and awards to the outstanding; performers in the game.
There are very few people who are not interested in the game. The young and the old, women and children equally take interest in watching cricket. It has given rise to a strange cricket culture. Lots of young boys dream to become successful cricketers and devote all their time and energy to learn the skills of batting and bowling. Even women cricketers are showing their talents overboard. There are regular women cricket clubs which give enough chances to young girls to enter the field of cricket. Soon there will be International women cricket matches held as the competitions are already being held on the national level. India has also produced many renowned cricketers who have proved their worth no less than the best cricketers of the world.
Whenever there is an international cricket match held in any Indian city the whole city wears a festive look. There is nothing except cricket everywhere. Almost all the roads lead to the cricket field. The work in all private and Government offices comes almost to a stop. The students of schools and colleges go for a voluntary holiday and try to get a seat among the spectators or watch the event on the televisions. The police and the security personnel have to face very hard time in controlling mobs outside the stadium. The event turns to be much more joyful if the host team turns to be victorious. The joy of the people knows no bounds. The Indian cricketers are welcomed by bursting lots of crackers and even he illuminations at night. There are long discussions on all the households, bus-stops, restaurants and the like about the expected results of match during the game and any better performers are praised beyond limits. There is always a hem of the day in a particular cricket match. He can be either a bowler or a batsman and he is called the man of the match”. Unfortunately some negative trends have cropped up in this joy sport. Some selfish players are paid huge amounts of money by some vested interests to deliberately lose their game. This is called –Match Fixing”. This unusual activity has been recently unearthed and some very famous players have been found involved. This has lowered the status of the game and the players too much. Let us see how the development affects the prestige of the game.
Essay No. 02
A Cricket Match
In India, cricket is popular game. In our school, many students play it while other enjoy seeing it. I am not a cricket player, but I am a cricket fan.
The other day a very interesting cricket match was held in our school. It was a one-day limited over match. It was played between the team of Happy School and Our School team.
We reached the school early that day. The match started at 9 A.M. The two Umpires entered the ground. They were followed by the two captains. There was a toss of a coin. We won the toss and elected to bat first.
Our openers played very well. Our team made a huge score of 298 runs and lost only four wickets.
After lunch the Happy School Team started batting. Their opening batsman played intelligently. But the whole team was out for 265 runs in 48 overs and lost the match.
Pankaj, off-spinner, played a crucial role. He bowled out five players, and was awarded the Man of the Match.
Essay No. 03
A Cricket Match
Games are necessary for healthy growth of body as they also keep a person fit. Cricket is a very popular game not only in India but in other countries of the world also.
Every year Cricket Board organises international matches as these matches help in promoting friendly relations among the countries. These matches also attract a large crowd as the top players are selected to play in these matches.
In October last year, a cricket match was played between India and Pakistan at the Fezon Shah Kotla Stadium in New Delhi. Thousands of people had come to watch the match. So the security around the stadium was very tight. The tickets were sold in advance.
On the fixed day the match started at eleven o’clock. The Pakistan team won the toss and decided to field first. The Indian openers came to bat and their performance was very good. They were Sachin Tendulkar and Saurav Ganguly. Rahul Dravid was out on 76. Other batsmen went on piling up the score and the Pakistan spinners and fast bowlers tried to contain them but our batsmen were simply unstoppable that day. The batsmen hit fours and continued scoring and in the first innings they succeeded in putting a huge score of 365 runs.
The Pakistan team did not played well as their first innings score was only 122 because the bowlers of our team had caused havoc on them.
The Pakistan team was given “follow-on” but they could not make up the difference and lost the match by one inning and ten runs. The match lasted for only four days.