See if you can count how many cricket matches are simultaneously going on at GTC Ground Hyderabad on the New Year’s Day – 2010 (please click on the photo below to get a larger and better viewable image).
I was able to count 15. Any challengers?
I have a personal experience of playing cricket like this. We were playing a match in APWA college ground. Several matches were going on simultaneously with boundaries and fielders of every match overlapping with many others. I was fielding on the boundary line and our match was going quite boring so I started looking a another match whose pitch and action were much closer to where I was fielding.
After a while I felt a ball hitting my foot and distant shouting of people saying: “Owais – Owaaaaaais – Oye -oye -Owaaaaais.”
As soon as I came back to senses I realized that a batsman in my own match had hit a bowl which by all luck had come and hit my foot. My co-fielders were now shouting at me to give attention to our own match. So in a hypnotized motion I picked up the ball and threw it at the wicket keeper. The batsmen in the mean time thought I was too lost watching other matches so they started running an extra run. By some luck, the timing of my throw got so timed that it actually ran out one of the batsmen. People were laughing holding their stomachs but I was able to keep my face. It also proved the famous proverb of Cricket that ‘Never run a extra run from mis-fielding’
Photo Credits: Farhan Khan at APP.