The Wasting

Test 914 – India v. England at Delhi, December 23rd-28th 1981

To play cricket, to play for one’s country,
The dreams they held as boys,
When bat and ball took precedence,
Above all other toys.

And then to reach the biggest stage,
Abandon one’s beliefs,
That winning, playing, sport is king,
That joy outweighs relief.

At Delhi there was nothing more,
Than bowling slow, forlorn,
As both approached 500 runs,
Another turgid draw.

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