“All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy” – is a familiar saying. Likewise, sports and games play a vital role in keeping us healthy and fit. “Health is wealth”. In order to be healthy, we should consider sports and games seriously.
Many people think that education is the only key to their progress. That’s not really correct because it’s only one side of our progress in our life. It’s true that we can enhance our knowledge by studying. But, even though
knowledge is power, by engaging in sports we can not only maintain our body structure, but also refresh our brain to do our studies better.
When we think about ‘sports’, the first thing that comes to our mind is Cricket. It is an international game as many countries participate in it. It’s a game played with a bat, ball, wickets and eleven players on each team. There are three categories in this game still this moment. They are ODI (One Day International) matches, Test matches and T20 matches.
This well-known game is known as the gentleman’s game. The players of a team should take responsibility for the team’s scores, even if it’s good or bad. Cricketers consider every moment as a precious time when they are in the ground. They need to fully concentrate on the match while playing as a batsman, bowler or fielder. As viewers, we also not get rid of paying our full attention on the match sitting in front of the Television or staying in the pavilions as direct supporters.
Many of us consider the Sri Lankan team in our country as ‘VIP’s, don’t we? This is because of their playing skills, courage, team-spirit and good qualities. Many children don’t even forget to choose cricketers as their role-models in their life. The recognition they have in the country is evident from the roads,lanes, and playgrounds named in their honor.
The bottom line is to remember that cricketers may win or loose or draw the matches. But they are very important people who work hard to bring glory to their motherland.