My name is Pawan Jha and I have witnessed India’s final win against Windies in 1983 World Cup final live. Kapil Dev and Sunil Gavaskar were two of my favourite cricketers during those times. They had some class and were extremely disciplined.
It’s been more than 25-30 years since I last played myself a game of cricket but the love for it remains the same. I remember Brian Lara breaking into the international circuit and he made a real buzz. People liked his unorthodox style of play and he always used to take on the bowlers. During those times, batsmen were more worried about giving wickets but Brian Lara changed the notion.
He used to hit all the bowlers in every part of the ground. Then came Ricky Ponting. How can I ever forget that pull shot of Ponting’s? He was one of the very few players who could hit the pull shot on the front foot.
I never miss a game of cricket and as you know IPL is like a festival in India, die-hard cricket fans like me never miss it. I think Chennai Super Kings will retain the title and as far as World Cup is concerned, India is going to win it. I am totally fine with India’s squad. I would have liked Ambati Rayudu’s name in it but I am not too disappointed by the current selection.
ProSports11 has given a new edge to the game of cricket. While I sit on the couch and watch, I also play fantasy cricket on ProSports11. My knowledge of the game comes into play and I make good money.