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At last, I gave in to cricket since you can’t fight a sport which is considered as a religion in your country. The first match I saw was between India and Holland during the World Cup of 2003. I watched it because I had no other option. All my friends did not come to play during the cricket matches. It seems like I was the only odd child out there who did not like cricket.
However, after I saw my first cricket match, I began to like it and my interest soared up for the game. Now I knew what I was missing in the life without watching cricket matches – thrill and excitement with each four, six and wicket was amazing. Watching Sachin Tendulkar play against the Pakistan was truly exhilarating. Although I hated the Australian team, you couldn’t deny the fact that Gilchrist – Hayden was the most destructive opening pair at that time. Watching them play was blissful.
Now when I was totally engrossed in the 2003 World Cup, India was defeated only by Australia in the series. I was very sad. But I did not stop watching cricket matches. 2007 ODI World Cup was a disaster. However, 2007 T20 World Cup came as a relief. 2011 ODI World Cup was won by India and swept all previous memories of defeats.
I didn’t know when in the process, I became an ardent cricket fan. I followed every cricket match with full vigour. In 2011 World Cup, I even took holidays to stay back at home and watch matches. But there was a problem. I was in 12th grade at that time. I had to listen to heavy scolding from my parents. Moreover, mobile phones were not allowed in school. I felt helpless at that time.
After I joined college, I used to watch all cricket matches. Attendance was not a problem in college. But studies and friends were also important. I didn’t want to miss fun of college and also the thrill of cricket. So I installed UC browser on my smartphone. Now I don’t need to stay at home to stay connected to the game. With UC Cricket feature of UC browser, I now enjoy my college life without worrying about missing my favourite games. UC Cricket provides live scores, previews, commentaries, news, interviews, stats, photos, videos, etc. It’s easily accessible with a single click on UC Browser’s home page.