I love sports and I am a professional cricket player. I play cricket every week and I am an opening batsman for my team. Cricket is a gentleman’s game and it needs two teams and each team contains 11 players. Each team has to bowl and bat; the team which scores more runs will win the match. To play cricket you need to stay fit and healthy and it is similar to ‘American Baseball’. I would like to describe about a sports event that I attended last week with my friends. It was an international cricket match between India and Australia.
The match was conducted at ‘Wankhede Stadium’ in Mumbai. It is a huge stadium with a capacity of 30000. The stadium has been host to numerous high-profile cricket matches in the past, most notably the 2011 cricket world cup final, in which India defeated Sri Lanka and became world champion. In the match between India vs Australia, India won the toss and elected to bat first. India scored 320 runs in 50 overs and Rohit Sharma made 175 runs; he is my favourite cricket player and I like to bat like him.
Later, Australia scored 315 runs in 50 overs by losing 8 wickets. It was a neck-to-neck match and I still remember that the crowd in the stadium was cheering and shouting a lot. Australia were required to score 15 runs in the last over, but were unable to score the needed runs and lost the match. It was an enthralling match and players made everyone spellbound with their game strategies.
Rohit Sharma was presented with the man of the match award for scoring the highest runs. After the match, I got the chance to meet Indian players. I met Rohit, Virat and Jadeja. I took a few pictures and updated them on my facebook page. It was really a memorable moment for me. Later, my friends and I went to a local restaurant and celebrated the Indian team's victory. We are planning to go to the next match again, which is going to happen next week.
- Professional – Expert, Experienced
- Notably – Particularly, Impressively
- Enthralling – Fascinating, Thrilling
- Spellbound – Mesmerized, Bewildered