How do i start this? I mean i have never written a letter to a stranger. Oh! Did i say a stranger! How can i say that, when i have known you for the past 7 years. It was the passion we have for cricket which brought us together. I remember that day, you entered in the room and watched us a group of cricket fanatics from across the wrold, batting on the screen of a virtual world.The front foot moments, the off spins and out swingers were hurtling in every corner of the screen with a few profanities thrown in!
It was World Cup season and our team had to come back after losing in the hands of Bangladesh! We were charged up to see that your team doesn’t make it to the finals. Cross border rivalry!Lol,
And one fine day, maybe you couldn’t resist sending a pm and the first words i remember ” Good evening my good old neighbour”. I remember my daughter sitting beside me was laughing to her heart’s content to see that, first time i am getting a message from a total stranger 😛 I never chatted with anybody, my expertise was only shown in the room 😀 She was my partner in crime in the cricket room.
The best part was you pulling my leg whenever Sehwag got out which used to get my goatee 😛 How you admired Sachin for the way he plays. If you missed any match, I had to give you the updates. Those were the days!
There was the time when your daughter stood state second in board exams, and i made a call to you.I could feel the feelings of a proud parent vibrating through. All our kids, yours and mine have grown up now. I am so indebted to you for your constant support.
Who says, total strangers cannot be friends? I have met you, who shares the same passions as I, cricket and poetry.No border can stop this mutual respect for each other. Maybe life could be kind and we meet sometimes….
With warm regards,