Rajnish Manga

Meerut / Now at Faridabad
Rajnish Manga
Meerut / Now at Faridabad

Cricket's Demi-Gods And Villains

Rating: 4.9
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
POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
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.
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COMMENTS
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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Magadha Rani 16 January 2020
We were jubilant when India won a series of games on the trot but we were disappointed when we lost the to Australia in Semi-Final. But I was different from other spectators, I congratulated team Australia for better performance! We can't swallow defeats n shames.....a substantial line of this insightful piece of work....10
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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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Michael Walker 17 April 2019
I am looking forward to this year's World cup in England. India must be one of the favorites. Kohli is an exceptional batsman and captain, from what I saw in the tests against New Zealand this year.
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Rajnish Manga 18 April 2019
Yes, they have been doing fairly well under Kohli. It will be interesting to see them perform in the World Cup matches.
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Michael Walker 13 February 2019
India have just defeated NZ quite easily in a one-day series. India's captain is a very fine batsman and tactician. I was impressed by the left-handed opener, Dahwan, who is so stylish. The other opener made many runs also. India's spinners were too much for NZ. There were no villains in this series.
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Rajnish Manga 14 February 2019
You have nicely captured the action between India-NZ cricket teams which was highly in favour of India. This time Indian team was quite balanced in batting, bowling and fielding. Their Australia tour was even more successful this time over. Thanks, Michael.
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Jagdish Singh Ramána 04 February 2019
That's why it is called a religion., espacially in India. Nice poem!
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Rajnish Manga 04 February 2019
Thanks for a very positive feedback.
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The nature of the fans perfectly described in the poem.Like it.++10
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Rajnish Manga 21 October 2018
Thanks for your appreciative comments on this poem, Sir.
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