Cricket's Demi-Gods And Villains Poem by Rajnish Manga

Cricket's Demi-Gods And Villains

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Cricket's Demi-gods and Villains

Till yesterday, there were no odds,
Till yesterday, they were demi-gods,
Till yesterday, they were authentic,
Now you call them villains and frauds.

At times the fans raise their temple,
At others they raze that and trample,
They love to live by hype and frenzy,
How much? A defeat will be sample.

Cricket is what unites us and tames,
No other sports or no other games,
Cricketers are close to our hearts, but
We can't swallow defeats n shames.

Seven games they won- one by one,
You adored n lauded Dhoni's eleven,
Eighth match lost n you ran berserk,
Thus all that they did, was undone.

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Faridabad, Haryana, India

Thursday, March 26, 2015
Topic(s) of this poem: crazy,cricket,defeat,international,sport,tournament
This all happened during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. India won seven games on the trot but lost the eighth game (Semi-Final) to Australia. This was followed by too much hue and cry by fans.
Glen Kappy 22 October 2016

rajnish, after getting comments from you on two of my poems, i wanted to read some of yours. i confess to knowing little about cricket, so obviously i am not a fan. however, i grew up with baseball- which must have, at least in part, origins in cricket. back then baseball was the american past-time with american football and basketball in inferior positions. anyway, all this to direct your attention to another poem of mine, orientation to baseball. this is the only poem i've written about a sport as best as i can recall. perhaps you'll enjoy it? peace. glen kappy p.s. yes, it's a bummer when the team we favor loses. -g.k.

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Rajnish Manga 23 October 2016

That's a wonderful feeling when you receive a comment from a fellow poet on a poem about a sporting event he is not very familiar with. I appreciate your interest in baseball which is remotely akin to the game of cricket. Thanks a lot for your kind words, Glen. I would love to read your poem about baseball.

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Wes Vogler 12 December 2015

Rajnish. I am impressed. I completely understood the content. It flowed beautifully. The rhyming excellent. You are now ready for the formidable limerick and all its restrictions I have been so tied up with the limerick form that I have neglected other forms of rhyming poetry. I tried one the other day 'My faithful old 'engine' companion.

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Lyn Paul 16 December 2020

A great poem. Steve Waugh did a wonderful documentary in India. It was joy seeing all of the children, girls and boys batting. I would like to go to a test, just for the amazing atmosphere.

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Cowboy Ron Williams 14 December 2020

I've never seen a cricket game, but have seen fans behaving badly after a loss in soccer. It's a disgrace when that happens. A good poem on this subject.

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Terry Dawson 30 March 2020

Haha, nothing so pleased a cricket mad nation than their team does well, how we love our conquering hero's then! ! !

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Michael Walker 12 December 2019

As another footnote, India is touring NZ again this summer. I'm looking forward to that.

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Rajnish Manga 13 December 2019

It would be interesting to watch. The game has started moving into fast lane in the wake of ODIs and T20.

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Mahtab Bangalee 20 June 2019

it's said that Cricket the game of civilized person; if so; yes the fan of this game has to prove that he/she is civilized too! /// superb poem; salute SIR

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Rajnish Manga 21 June 2019

I fully agree with what you have said. We must have a positive outlook. In any competitive game, no team can take wins for granted all the time. Fans should also behave gentlemanly.

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