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Cricket & your City, Cricket in your City
Tell us about cricket and what it means to your city, how it is followed, any RCB fans there?
We want to know about it all
Cricket in Delhi is adventurous. Why shouldn't it be considering the most entertaining cricketer in the world today comes from this part of the country, am talking of Virender Sehwag and I hope talking about him does not disqualify me from being a contestant here since he plays for DD in the competition. One can see cricket being played everywhere including the smallest bylanes of Govindpuri and DDA flats Kalkaji. Leave aside all localities, every ground here has its own team which puts into threat the houses surrounding it because Virus' clones do maximum damage there. Almost all tournaments, no matter what the level is, have good coverage courtesy maximum media presence in the city and that is why probably we have seen a plethora of cricketers coming up from Delhi and surrounding regions. One of the best new stadiums in the country is coming here which would be all ready to host games during the prestigious WC 2011. What is most heartening to see is the passion of Delhi'ites which keeps them hurling deliveries after deliveries even with the scorching heat, probably that's the power of this great game I guess, it keeps the oil burning inside all of us. I won't drag this long but sum up in a few sentences, cricket is to Delhi what Apple is to the pie, what straw is to the berry. It's just the perfect two combinations and as they say when two perfect things mate, the end result is something entertaining, this time it was the most entertaining batsmen ever in the history of the game "Virender Sehwag", sorry RCB, don't throw me out of the competition because of this. My loyalty lies to you when it comes to club cricket but when it comes to entertainment hardly any can beat this man from Delhi and I believe most RCB fans will agree.
Cover a local cricket match.
How the game was played, controversies on the ground, injuries and who bags the gold at the end
of the match. Build the excitement with your words.
It was a perfect setting for a night cricket match at the St. Georges cricket ground in Kalkaji. The scorching sun had gone down and had left behind a breezy evening. Boys from both schools the St. Georges and Kalka Public had arrived for what was the final of the South Delhi inter-school tournament, a big one considering there were in total of 32 teams participating and the prize money went up to Rs. 50,000. The pitch had been a belter through-out the tournament and this 20-over a side game was again being hyped as another high scoring affair. The chief guests and the audiences had taken their places in the ground. I had taken mine in a separate enclosure meant for press, courtesy my news channels visiting card. The atmosphere was electric as there were students from both the schools meant to encourage their respective teams. St. Georges captain Rahul Agarwal won the toss and decided his team is going to bat first and his reasoning was simple, score big and put the chasing team under pressure considering this was the big final. Sooner the two umpires took centerstage and just behind them came out the Kalka 11, vehemently cheered by their mates. The stage was set for the first delivery and what a start it was, the commentator said "cracker of a shot, St. Georges of the mark with a boundary". This wasn't a one-off as both skipper Rahul Agarwal and his opening partner went behind the opening bowlers raking 42 runs in the first three overs. These were desperate times for the opposition and the Kalka 11 introduced spin. Immediate dividends as Rahul Agarwal's brief spectacle ended, as in trying to hoick the bowler out of the ground, he only managed to miss it and got stumped. The game then changed on its head. Spinners bowled well and from 42 for no loss after three overs, St. Georges were laid on the mat at 68 for 5 after 11. Not a bad score, but considering the good start and the history of the pitch, they surely had to get going from here. In came Kushal Matani and took the opposition on its head. The next 4 overs saw a plethora of boundaries. Suddenly the run-rate again touched 8 runs an over and the home crowd voice which had ebbed again reached crescendo. Kushal were given a couple of chances as Kalka 11 dropped two catches and just like any good batsmen, Matani made the most out of it. Courtesy a scintillating half-century from him and come more contributions, St. Georges 11 finished with a respectable 175 for 7 in their alloted 20 overs. The atmosphere at the ground was electric during the half-time with the supporters of both sides cheering their sides. Suddenly there was commotion as could see a group of fans squabbling against each other. There were a few bottles also thrown from each side and within five minutes security police waiting outside took centerstage and booked the ugly situation creators. The second innings began in subtle fashion. There was no hurry from the Kalka 11 to scale the target. Their plan looked simple, stay at the wickets, preserve them to throw during the death overs. A few boundaries came and after the powerplays, their score read 43 for no loss. Still 143 to win at more than 10 an over. Just like during the first innings, wickets again fell when the spinners were introduced and Kalka 11, steady to start off had lost route, reeling at 57 for 4 after the first 10. The required rate had started to touch 12 runs an over and now they needed someone to play a Sehwag kind blazing knock for them to come close to the mountain set by St. Georges school. If the Kalka 11 were struggling till now, the 11th over sounded death knell for them. Rajat Chadha picked up three wickets off the over to turn the final into an anti-climax. There was no looking back for St. Georges from here as they wrapped up the Kalka 11 for a paltry 89, 86 short of their total and lifted the inter-school tournament in style. The Kalka guys looked disappointed but they had only themselves to blame as once when they were on the field they had the Georgians on the mat but they let the hook untied. It was a great game of cricket nonetheless and watching so many youngsters play in a manner like they were playing for their lives was really satisfying. For RCB, I am Rohit Sakunia, signing off from the St. Georges School's cricket ground.
I CAN BE RCB'S CHIEF BLOGGER BECAUSE..
First and foremost let me tell you that though this might be cliched but I drink, eat, sleep and while sleeping dream cricket. I miss office days to watch cricket and during IPL and especially on days when RCB plays, I log on to youtube for the entire day to watch matches at office. You might think by now that how shameful I am but naah, that's my attitude and my love for the game and RCB. I was also the only finalist blogger for this competition in the first season and though I missed out on FFC 2, here I am back again competing for this contest. Let me tell all my fellow contestants one thing, don't think that because I have registered so late, I lose out on time, this is also a style to say that for fighters and top racers its never too late. Lets now come to my abilities and credentials. I have been an experienced author on sports especially cricket and have worked with credible companies like espn and cricket archive. Before this I have been writing on sports in various magazines since the age of 15. My mom says I got hands on the bat at the age of 2, a year ahead of the maestro and had it not been the fear of being hit by the synthetic ball in the wrong region, could have made myself a bigger name in the world of cricket, nonetheless writing for cricket is giving me decent name and fame and thus because of all this I firmly believe that I can be the best blogger for RCB and handle all news and views and breaking news with aplomb. Another thing which makes me special is my name. Whose name in the FFC contest list speaks of two of India's greatest cricketing talents, my does. I am jumbojammy, a true fan of these legends and a true fan of this team. Would love to be a part of the final 14. Cheers
MY REFERENCES (20)

Ganesh

I have known Rohit as a classmate since my MBA days. Our first impression about him as a class was through which topic? No prizes for guessing. It's cricket. He gave a passionate speech about Indian cricket in general and his obsession with the gentleman's game was pretty obvious in that speech. When I came to know more about this guy, I realised that cricket was not only his interest, but also his passion which is evident from the countless cricket articles that he has written for multiple websites. His interesting takes on the game of cricket reveals itself via his articles. Each of his articles were not only interesting and likeable to read but also thought provoking. Ever since IPL started, cricket discussions dominated our dining tables. As much as IPL has captured our imagination, it has also made people take sides due to split loyalties. Matches like RCB vs CSK have ended up in literal verbal wars as myself and a few others root for CSK at times whereas Rohit rooted for his favourite team RCB always. Rohit will be a true patron of RCB in any way possible because he has something in common with the RCB skipper Anil Kumble and that is "Never say die attitude !". My best wishes to Rohit to make it to the final list of FFC3 !

224 week(s) ago

aditi jain

cool

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vishwas jain


224 week(s) ago

manoj jha

nice blog, i really impressed

224 week(s) ago

Prachi

We have known each other since the last two years. We have come extremely close in this period but the only thing which makes sure Rohit stays away from me is cricket. Have you seen a guy avoiding a date because of a Bangladesh-Australia cricket match, this guys is one. Writing on cricket rather all games is a passion for him. It won't be wrong to say that cricket is this man's first love and given a chance he will marry the game before anyone.

224 week(s) ago

Aditi Mishra

I like the way ur blog has shaped up ! :)

224 week(s) ago

mehak ankar

Here you Go...

224 week(s) ago

Satwik

voted!! please also vote for me www.royalchallengers.com/cricket-online-contests/ffc3/Roy19

224 week(s) ago

Meher

wow....nice blog rohit. Keep up the good work :)

224 week(s) ago

Hailey Kedia

I remember hitting for you for those straight sixes in the matches we use to play during our college days Though my love for cricket ended the day I graduated, but I am proud of you being associated with this game till date, and making a name for your self in this field. All the best mate... Hailey

224 week(s) ago

amit maheshwari

Good Luck mate...

224 week(s) ago

Harsh Kedia

Well I met this guy during the India - Australia match in Kolkata. And was much impressed by his sheer determination and love for the game. Wishing you all the best for your future endeavours...

224 week(s) ago

Wohoooo... this man means business..I have read quiet a few articles written by you for sportingo..... and i must say your words and style of writing impresses me a lot, and would surely be loved by masses. All the best man..

224 week(s) ago

Kosali Chamika Lokuge

Good Luck ..

224 week(s) ago

dinesh kumaran

This guy is one of a kind bitten by a cricket dracula.......he is ready to trade off anything for writing about sports......such a sports maniac and a contentful writer too.....best wishes

224 week(s) ago

meher krishna.v

nice article.....well written :) I am sure you go on to become a famous sports journalist one day :) All the best

224 week(s) ago

Nikitaganju

I have known Rohit since the last 3 years. An exceptional writer, especially on sports and an astute thinker on the game. His thoughts could easily fetch him the chief selector and coach's job in near future. I have seen his points fit perfectly on the ground. All in all a perfect match for RCB Blogger position.

224 week(s) ago

Sachin Kodagali - ABD!!!

True RCBian, nice write up. I voted for you, vote for me as well - http://www.royalchallengers.com/cricket-online-contests/ffc3/Sachinbengaluru

224 week(s) ago

Mandar Dewalkar

Voted to U, Pls vote for me. Chief Photographer Post. http://www.royalchallengers.com/cricket-online-contests/ffc3/mandardewalkar Best Luck. -Mandar Dewalkar

224 week(s) ago

Shashank Kishore

I don't have to look ahead, if I've to find someone passionate about cricket, coz Rohit is your answer. His passion for the game is so infectious, that I believe he truly lives the game. I wouldn't be able to count the numerous discussions we've had on cricket and the IPL in particular, on RCB match days. He is a wonderful writer, someone who can cater to cricket fans- young and old. I vouch for Rohit, so go ahead and give him your votes for him to deliver some of the best blogs that you can read. All the best mate, cheers!

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