Cricket Essays

What Is a Cricket_

Cricket is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of 11 players each on a field at the centre of which is a rectangular 22-yard long pitch. Each team takes its turn to bat, attempting to score runs, while the other team fields. Each turn is known as an innings. Cricket was first played in southern England in the 16th century. By the end of the 18th century, it had developed to be the national sport of England. The expansion…

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An Exciting Cricket Match

Cricket is one of the most popular and exciting outdoor sports. Some of us get the opportunity to play first class cricket, but there are millions who enjoy seeing it being played. It gives us moments of leisure and pleasure and fills us with a competitive spirit. I witnessed the demonstration of the greatest excitement and determination at Mirpur Stadium, Dhaka. It was a fine day. A large number of people including men, women and children from all walks of…

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Cricket and Politics

In South Asia during 1880-2005 politics gained an unusual bedfellow. Cricket was introduced to India by Great Britain for a purpose that was widely discussed. Some believed cricket brought their people together and unified different castes and cultures within India and Britain, some believed the sport was just another way for the British to rule over India and appear superior, and others criticized the religious nature present in many of the tournaments. This issue could be better understood by including…

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3 Mistakes of My Life

1. Review of ‘The3 Mistakes OfMy Life’By- ShubhamBhutada. 2. Name Of Book :The 3 mistakesof my lifeAuthor :Chetan BhagatPublisher : Rupa BooksPrice: ’95 3. CharactersIt’s the story about three friendsOmi, Govind and Ishaan. The storyis presented through Govind’seyes and it’s his three mistakes oflife that are presented along.Govind is, interested in coming upon his own in life, through business. 4. Ish is cricket player whose passionlies in playing, teaching andwatching cricket. Omi is a priest‘sson who doesn’t have anyambition of…

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Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar (Listeni/ˌsətʃɪn tɛnˈduːlkər/; born 24 April 1973) is a former Indian cricketer widely acknowledged as one of the greatest batsmen of all time, popularly holding the title “God of Cricket” among his fans. Some commentators, such as former West Indian batsman Brian Lara, have labelled Tendulkar the greatest cricketer of all time. He took up cricket at the age of eleven, made his Test debut against Pakistan at the age of sixteen, and went on to represent Mumbai…

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The Cricket War Analysis

The text under analysis is a short story, a true-life boy’s story. The general atmosphere of the text is ironical and moralizing. The title of the text is “The Cricket War” judging by it we can guess that the matter is about insects and the fight against them. The story describes the events happening in one family. They met with the invasion of crickets and started an unequal battle with them. The more people tried to banish the crickets, the…

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A Village Cricket Match

A Village Cricket Match A G Macdonald’s ‘A Village Cricket match” is an excerpt from his satirical work – ‘England, their England’ set against a backdrop of an English village. The story is an amusing portrayal of a village cricket match witnessed by Donald Emerson, a young Scotsman living in England. The story begins with a description of the village in which a cricket match was to take place. Around the field, groups of village rustics were patiently awaiting the…

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Technology in Cricket

Introduction: For a game as steeped in tradition as cricket is, the question of how much to rely on technology is a perennial and is now becoming increasingly complex. The Decision Review System has been controversial since it was first put in place. If anyone needed proof that cricket’s new video-replay scheme, the Umpire Decision Review System (DRS), has completely changed the sport, the Test series in which England have just slumped to defeat against Pakistan in the United Arab…

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Indian Premier League

Cricket is a very fast-paced, high-energy sport but it’s also big business. Professional teams that belong to the Indian Premier League pay each of their players, the estimated value that could range from INR 20 lakh (INR 2 million) to INR 2 crore (INR 20 million) per year depending on his experience and stature. For that amount of money, member teams expect a great deal and are constantly on the watch for ways of improving their performance. During a 59-game…

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Technology in Sport

The 3rd umpire is a person who sits off the cricket field using high technology equipment and computers to make correct decisions regarding a run out, a catch and a stumping, when the on field umpires are unsure of making a correct decision. The 3rd umpire is appointed by the International Cricket Council (ICC), the governing body of cricket. It is responsible for the organisation and governance of cricket’s major international tournaments, and also appoints the umpires and referees that…

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Sports in India

Sharply differing perceptions make it rather difficult to properly assess India’s standing in the world of sports today. The pessimists love to paint a gloomy picture of the Indian sports and its detractors, too, are eager to point out that for a nation of India’s size and population its sporting successes are few and far between. They, however, tend to forget that in today’s highly commercialised and fiercely competitive sports, mere skill and talent are not enough to ensure success…

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A Straight Bat

Parents often have ideal ways they want their children to be; sometimes they don’t give them any freedom to choose. “A Straight Bat”, written by Roger Holt, is a short story about George who wants his son to become a great cricket player just like him even though his son, Timothy, doesn’t want to and wants to play the violin. This reading will be related to the dominant reading where readers sympathise with the son and see the father as…

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