Life is like a cricket game
Do you see the similarities between a game of cricket & life? Check out this unique analogy between cricket and life!
A short dialogue in the movie M.S Dhoni (2016) which compared life to cricket inspired me to write this thread. It is true that life resembles cricket game in many aspects as below.
In cricket, batsmen have to play each ball on its merit and have to adopt an approach which is the combination of defense and aggression. Loose balls have to be punished and good balls have to be respected otherwise they may get out. Bouncers are ducked, wide balls are left, Full tosses and short pitch balls are hit for fours and sixes. Similarly, in life, we need to make use of golden opportunities (loose balls) that come our way and at same time act calmly during challenging times. (good balls)
When sometimes fours and sixes are not coming batsmen need to keep the scoreboard moving by taking singles and couples. Similarly in life when we do not see big achievements coming, we should not stop but slowly take small steps to move ahead.
Bowlers appeal a lot in cricket but the umpire's decision is final. Nowadays it is the third umpire sitting upstairs, whose decision is final. Same way in life we shout for a lot of things and have a lot of desires but its the third empire sitting above (the almighty) who decides everything.
The two batsmen on the pitch need to have proper understanding and coordination between them to minimize the chances of running out. A batsman who is playing needs to establish a proper understanding with all the partner batsmen who come to play with him. So in life, we have to coordinate with different persons like family members, friends, boss, relatives etc and if we coordinate well then our life will be smooth.
After toss is held sometimes captains have to read the pitch and weather conditions to decide between batting and bowling. Batsmen while batting also has to judge the pitch before deciding on their approach. Similarly, in life, we need to read and analyze the situation and circumstances before deciding our approach and actions towards it.
During the slog overs normally batsmen hits fours and sixes if the team has wickets in hand. Similarly in life sometimes we need to be more aggressive when deadlines are near and for this, we need to save our energy. (wickets)
So let us try to play a good game of cricket.