MY GULI DANDA…
RCB Diva Taruni Pandey from Gangtok just sent us this beautiful poem about a cricketers life. Taruni, welcome to the RCB Family!
MY GULI DANDA…
Thousand voices enchanting my name..
Thousand clicks flashing on my face..
I breathe tight or I take a deep sigh..
My guli-danda is now more than a game!!
A hero I am..a zero I am..
Next to God I am..a lucky fraud I am..
My commercial value is inked on my head..
The better I play, the better it gets..
The “Britannia” and “Hero” logos on my bat..
My guli-danda is something more than that!!
A dance move I make.. a brilliant catch I take..
All make the morning headlines like an icing on the cake..
My mother’s worried I shall marry a heroine..
A fragile “heart” I have ..that often aches and breaks..
The pressure of the committee, competition from the team-mates..
A second family I have made.. A life that even God won’t hate..
Whenever I play a duck, Whenever my bowling sucks..
I have to give answers until my tongue is tucked..
Media, ex-players, fans, neighbors and friends..
Their unending advises overtake those from the captain..
I’m the centre topic of all those news-hour debates..
All my IPL earnings are deemed to be set as targets!!
I was a budding youngster who replaced a senior..
Someday I’ll have to transfer all gear to a junior..
The retirements I have seen.. the debutants that came..
Night parties of the bachelor kings that were later tamed..
It was passion before when I stood in the field..
But now the inner calmness has taken over the brain..
I have led a special life.. although there’s more the future holds..
Waiting for the surprise my gulli-danda will secretly unfold!!
- Taruni Pandey