Chak de Cricket!

The author is Prarthana Pai with insights from Greeshma Rai and Nikita Kadri..

Down the mine I dreamed of cricket; I bowled imaginary balls in the dark; I sent the stumps spinning and heard them rattling in the tunnels. No mishap was going to stop me from bowling in the real game, especially this one. – Harold Larwood


The magic created by the game, cricket, is  unexplainable.The one game which is most popular in India with millions of  fans all over the world. It was a serene day in the month of December when the Maddie kids got a wonderful opportunity to attend a one day cricket camp at St. Aloysious Boys’ Home under the guidance of their coach, Mr. Shreenidhi who is a renowned State Level Cricketer.

The camp was divided into three sessions, and three batches.Each batch was coached for one hour :)



Cricket is a game that owes much of its unique appeal to the fact that it should be played within the laws of the game and within the spirit of the game.

Any action which is seen to harm this spirit, causes injuruy to the game itself, thus for any game, the spirit of sportsmanship is undoubtedly necessary.The coach helped the kids develop this spirit in them, to start off with.

The Camp then proceeded with teaching the kids ,the technicalities of the game.

Helpful tips were given to budding players, who seemed to be enjoying every minute of the very fruitful camp.

Even small technicalities were being stressed on, and the kids listened to everything attentively and applied it in the game. Some kids were really good, they just needed an opportunity to tap their hidden potential.


Mr.Shreenidhi was overwhelmed seeing such enthusiasm in the kids, and the Maddies felt lucky playing the role of spectators :D

Jai ho to the budding Tendulkars and Sehwags :D


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