How Many Cricket Matches are Going On?

Posted on February 2, 2010
Filed Under >Owais Mughal, Photo of the Day, Sports
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Owais Mughal

We seem to be on a roll with cricket related posts (here and here and here). So, here is one with more pleasant associations.

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?

Personal Experience:

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.

13 responses to “How Many Cricket Matches are Going On?”

  1. Hafeez says:

    this photo has recalled my childhood you know. I have played many games there…great post! thank you

  2. Faraz says:

    Reminds me of the time when we used to get up in the middle of the night for the “pitch ghairna” (pitch reservation) exercise. Whoever claimed first had the right to play on the pitch.

  3. Nasir says:

    Owais Bhai,

    I lost the count on 13… Though I have not been blessed to play in these circumstances…I can assure you if someone who had played in these conditions (as yourself), especially as a batsman then he may had to survive all kinds of distrations including aussies “Sledging” :)

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