Travel Tuesday: There’s Always Time For Cricket

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Travel Tuesday, a game of cricket in an Indian alleyway

Welcome to a new Travel Tuesday!

If you travel India, you’ll realize one thing: there is ALWAYS time for cricket!

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It doesn’t matter where you are, what time it is – although Sunday’s are best, or why you have something else better to do – there’s always time for a game of cricket.

Today’s Travel Tuesday image is one I find to be truly beautiful. I love the depth and contrast, the gloomy sky, and the innocence of a back alley game being played in the old city.

I snapped this photo out of a bus window (seeing a trend?) on a city tour. It was my first day in India, and I was a solo traveller. I met a young pediatrician from Fiji in my hotel who came to town to meet her guru, and she invited me on this bus tour.

To be honest, I have absolutely no idea where we went or the history behind the places. The tour was held in Marathi and at that time, I didn’t even know a lick of Hindi. I didn’t even know what that Marathi was a language.

At this part of the trip, we were visiting a historic well in one of the older parts of the city. Unfortunately, that is the most that I can tell you. I don’t know much about the tour – but I know my photographs from that day are some of my favorite. I caught so many candid seconds of everyday life, just joyful, unknown photographs.

To this day, anytime I see pickup games of cricket in abandoned gardens or empty parking lots, I smile. It really is a simple activity that seems to unite India. India is a massive country of hundreds, if not thousands, of languages, cultures, and tribes. If you don’t think it’s possible for one country to come together over a game, wait until the next England or Australia vs. India cricket match. You’ll see what I’m talking about, and chances are, you’ll walk away with a giggle of your own.

 

If you loved this photograph, take a look at some of my other Travel Tuesday stories snapped out of car windows:

Travel Tuesday: Just Be Free

Travel Tuesday: A powerful surprise


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3 Comments

  • Reply
    priti
    May 24, 2017 at 2:04 pm

    I find baseball somewhat similar to cricket, but cricket requires more patience

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    saidat
    May 26, 2017 at 1:23 pm

    Cricket seems to be lot of fun when one take time to sit down to watch it or better still join in a cricket game.

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    Kate
    May 31, 2017 at 4:08 pm

    Nice that these people still have the time to play this game despite of the technology today.

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