Tuesday, June 7, 2011

A Day to remember and other updates



Had my first taste of professional football today when our team played against Mecon F.C. No doubt this was a moment to cherish as I had always wanted to play at this level. But what happened in the second half was something I had never thought of in my sweetest of dreams. A special someone joined us and played mid field for the entire second half. The special one was Subodh, member of the Indian Football Team. Though we ended on the losing side we played our hearts out and some goal keeping lapses cost us the game. Even Subodh congratulated us on our effort. 

I accept that I am a product of the Indian middle class mentality.After passing my standard 10th I said in an interview that I would like to do my Engg from some reputed college and was lucky enough to get into IIT Madras.Probably that was the only option I had.The take away from today's match was that I want to see a day when kids take up football as a profession, where there is a better place for football players and not every sports shop is filled with Cricket bats.A nation which is crazy about cricket would save a lot of time following a 2 hour football game.Another realization was how strength is an important criteria with every sport.In the first few minutes of the game i came head to head with a rather lanky looking winger and a touch was enough to realize the importance of  strength.I love football and I have played the game whenever I got a chance.In fact I should write it the other way , I created all the chances to play the game against all odds.Meet me sometime I will tell you stories about football and believe me I will always tell you about this day.

Life has been at its very best in the last 4 months.You will always know the best days of your lives and I know I am going through this phase.In short last few months was about studying and playing soccer.Studying something which I really love and the sport is like life.Wrote the CFA  level 1 two days back and did really well.Met few of my college friends and had beer after a really long time.I can totally empathize with 2 of my friends who are working in Gujrat.The beverage never tasted so sweet in my life, in fact there is a sweetness to patience which you should taste sometime.

I am leaving for a 14 day bike trip to Arunachal next week and I know it will be more awesome than the last experience.Got an MBA offer from IMT -G where I will be studying for a year in Dubai and for a year in India.I am looking forward to this, let's see what happens.So what's up with you guys ?

8 comments:

Bharat said...

Great to read this bachchi, especially what you said about the feeling when life is at its best.
And I am more happy to know that finally your hard work is starting to reward you !

Abhinav said...

Thanks bhond

Aniket said...

Just one feeling: Hats off!

Moli said...

True, you make them happen, your football adventures.
Got a football here at home, bring your studs.

saranya said...

You are soooooooooo good and u will get all gooooooooooood things in life. Your writing gives me lot of energy and enthusiasm.... keep rocking, as usual :)

Chola said...

Life + philosophy and no one can beat you :). Baccha, always feels connected with your writing. Anyway, you had tough time but you fought hard and now its time to enjoy. Thanks for the post and enjoy your time.

Anuj Choudhary said...

really brought a smile bachhi :)

Gaurav aka "Dhamki" said...

sorry i am late in commenting on your post. Got the chance to read it today. Your words strike somewhere in my mind and heart which remain its imprint for ever. Just waiting for your Arunachal updates. Come Hyd sometime.