This was first published on December 29, 2015 on Aditya Sondhi’s Facebook profile here. Reproduce below with consent.
NLSIU will never be known for its cricket. But like the Dead Poets’ Society, there are a few of us who gave cricket a shot while in law school and have secret tales to tell. Only in NLS would the captain (yours truly) get a mouthful from his teammate – anonymous, lest he curse me again – for being dropped from the final eleven. Only here, would our opening bowlers get sledged by their own wicket-keeper and first slip for being thrashed by the Al Ameen openers.
As captain I once shouted across to a senior to ‘bowl tight, da’. He completed the over, walked to the boundary, got on his scooter and left the ground annoyed. And then, there was the deceptive opening bowler who had the openers of Osmania University in two minds – whether to hit him for four or for six.
But, through practice sessions on wretched SAI wickets and trips to gorgeous grounds in Tirupati, cricket at NLS was a sure-shot for fun and fellowship. Low on talent, but high on spirit, we played some memorable games almost upsetting powerhouses SJCC and RVCE. Being an autonomous university helped us play inter-university tournaments as well, with some success in Hyderabad.
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