An image of him from the papers had got stuck in my mind. I think it was from the Zimbabwe series or somewhere. I clearly recalled this guy, standing with his legs spread wide apart, his hands swinging the bat high above his head as he struck the ball - maybe to the boundary.
“Koi Shikwa agar ho, aur shikayat agar ho… humse gila karo, par tum mila karo. Haan maine bhi pyar kiya hai….” Crooned the music system of a car coming in our direction. Abhishek B and Karisma K danced in front of my tired eyes. We never believed God would hear our prayers so soon.