Like any Yuvraj Singh fan, I can't wait to see him back on the field, hitting those sky-tearing sixes, flying at point and seeing off batsmen with some pie-cracking bowling.
Isn't it hypocrisy on our part that although we want him to be honoured with the 'Bharat Ratna', we don't want him to be in the Rajya Sabha. Are we not suggesting that the Jewels of India belong outside the Parliament?
Despite a having the lowest viewership in five years, the fifth season of the IPL had some great encounters, good performances and unexpected failures in its first fortnight.
After those anxious moments when he was in his nineties, I celebrated along with every member of my team once he got there. We are proud of the feat, after all nobody has ever scored a century of century, but are we as proud of how he got it?
India's wall for 16 years has decided to call it quits before it crumbled and the critics got ready to pick up the debris in a brutal way.
What the five wise men of Indian cricket have done for the Asia Cup does not look as futuristic as our chairman of selectors K Srikkanth believes.
Finally Sahara will continue to be the main sponsor of the Indian cricket team, and will also field their IPL team - Pune Warriors - in Season 5. Had it been someone else other than Sahara, the BCCI would have arm-twisted them, something they have championed over the years. They even tried that with Mr Subrata Roy. Perhaps they took Sahara for granted and underestimated them too.
Because we celebrated our success for too long to see what the future holds for us. Because we chose to ignore that nothing and nobody remains forever. Because we have no roadma.
Move over kangaroos, kiwis and the Bengal tigers, we have new species in the world of cricket.
An avid fan for whom cricket is lot more than a passion and little less than a religion. Making cricket a part of the profession was a deliberate career move to live and love the game, and get paid for it too.
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