I like all kinds of outdoor games. I can play tennis, badminton and hockey, but I like cricket best of all. It is my favorite game.

Cricket is an international sport. Though it originated in England it has now been adopted by many other countries. Indians have proved that they can beat the English at their own game many times.

Playing cricket has several advantages. It provides healthy exercise in the open air. It calls for the power of endurance. One should be able to keep on playing for several hours without getting exhausted. Whether bowling or batting it requires alertness. One has to have one’s eye fixed on the ball. One has also to move quickly both in fielding and for getting runs.

Cricket is an interesting game to watch as well as to play. I never miss an opportunity to witness a test match in which our country’s stalwarts play. I find it thrilling to watch Sachin, Saurav, David, Kumble, Zaheer Khan and several others in action on the cricket field. It is a rare treat that I always look forward to. I always admire the great cricketers like Pataudi, Kapil Dev, Gavaskar, Bishen Singh Bedi.