It has been a long time since I last wrote any post on my blog. Actually, I was busy in my professional life very much. That’s why I wasn’t getting time for my creative writing. Sometimes, I really think that old days were good. Well, 2012 seems to be a good year for me in terms of writing. I wrote maximum posts in that year. 2014 turned to be very sad year for me as it got the minimum post. This year, I haven’t started writing yet. So, I thought to start my account this year with this post.
Well, today I’m in mood to write about the on going cricket world cup. This is the 11th time when the cricket playing nations of the world are playing against each other to win the cup. As an Indian, I was really excited and had pleasure when India defeated Pakistan in the first match. But there are a lot of matches which will be held till 29th March. I’m hoping India to win the world cup again like the last time.
This time every team, except few, is scoring beyond 300. This is something which never happened before. Something which was unthinkable. But many things have changed in cricket. Previously, cricket had only one form and it was called as gentlemen play. But with the passage of time, many things have changed in this game. I mean to say its format has changed. Its rule has changed. The tactics to play has also changed. With the introduction of T-20 format, the focus has shifted of hitting maximum scores in minimum balls.
I’m not criticising any format and favouring any other. I’m just trying to say that with passage of time, things have changed. Now everything is played with new rules and regulations. With change in time, the rules are also being changed. Since the commencement of cricket game, it was played as test match lasting for five days. But in early 1970’s, One Day Internationals were introduced which consisted of 60 over a team has to play. Cricket world cup of 1975, 1979 and 1983 were played with 60 over innings. Later on it was changed to 50 over innings. From 1992 world cup, concept of third empire was introduced in one day internationals.