Lakshmi Sharath, a blog friend and well known travel writer and photographer, took this picture of a Bangalore sunset, while the rest of us were balancing ourselves on tenterhooks, on the 30th of March, during the India-Pakistan Cricket World Cup Semifinals.
What's the connection ? Well, something just clicked in the mind....
Nehra's inclusion in the team was earlier widely condemned by pundits as well as general public.
Pakistan Captain Afridi was batting and Nehra appeared to take a low catch. With an entire nation wishing on the catch, he could have, in a game where loud false appeals have sometimes worked, erupted in a celebratory gesture.
Nehra gets up, sends the ball back. No wicket.
It had touched the ground earlier.
The honesty , also touched our hearts.
(You don't have to be a cricket pundit for that, just an ordinary citizen, appreciating simple things in a hugely hyped game)
(photograph by Lakshmi Sharath)
stand behind him,
strong in numbers,
but light in intent
black and menacing
on his arrival.
hard working Sun
always shines for us.
The true Sun
or is it,
to fudge duty
behind a cloud,
to be honest.....
bit by bit,
(in praise of Nehra's sunny honesty regarding the low catch ...)