Ball Marr Re !!!!!

10 May

“Yei ball hidiyo ninn ajii” 

“Ree.. yaar ri helu kottiddu nimage fielding-u”

“yei Ahmed..teek se khel baa..”

“dai ravi… yenna daaa panre ange adi raa baal-e…”

“howzaaaaaat”…..

“yeeey caaaaatch !!!!”

“lei adda yako barthiya nann magane?”

 “ree side kodri…namm match aadbeko bedvo?”

“ondaro sariyagi hidiyo ninn ayyan”

“yemra donga..at least ball aara petko raa”

“achar-re good shaaat”

These are conversations from different cricket matches all happening within 50 feet of each other…come weekends, the National College Grounds play host to 100’s of tennis ball matches that are played simultaeneously and seemingly with every game adjoining the other…

However the players know exactly where the boundaries are.. and they know exactly who is in which match…it looks like chaos but there is order..they come from all over the place with one intent…to play cricket…

This, Madhavan Park and the ground in Malleswaram are the last bastions for weekend cricket. MNK Park used to be one before it was converted to a “walker’s paradise”.

Of course come election time, the field is used and misused for political rallies…the cricketers wait patiently.. 

A Sea of Games

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5 Responses to “Ball Marr Re !!!!!”

  1. RamMmm May 11, 2010 at 3:30 am #

    🙂 🙂 I have no clue how folks manage to figure out which ball is whose in all the market-place that is the ground.

    And Acharya Paatashala ground in Basavanagudi is another. 🙂

  2. gajee May 13, 2010 at 4:14 am #

    haha….good one

  3. bachodi May 30, 2010 at 3:37 pm #

    Oh yes, I used to shout all those when I was a kid 🙂

  4. Kaushik August 4, 2010 at 3:22 pm #

    very good writing. i liked the mixing of different accents.

    • Vijay August 5, 2010 at 6:58 am #

      Thanks Kaushik 🙂

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