This is cricket, the great leveller? | Sunday Observer

This is cricket, the great leveller?

Spectators cheer during the 2019 Cricket World Cup second semi-final between England and Australia at Edgbaston in Birmingham (AFP)
Spectators cheer during the 2019 Cricket World Cup second semi-final between England and Australia at Edgbaston in Birmingham (AFP)

The two semi finals of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 will go down in cricket history as ones that reminded us all again that this great game we call cricket which has stood the test of time is also the greatest leveller.

While more than a billion Indians reflect on opportunities missed in a dream shattered, Australia had their batting tested and bowling seriously embarrassed. It has often been debated that both losing teams have from time to time displayed arrogance and conduct not consistent with the spirit of the game.

They were both humbled way beyond expectations.

The winning teams have upheld the game’s traditions at all times and demonstrated that no matter who you are the game is always above you. None will grudge them the reward to take centre stage at Lord’s on the 14th (today).

All that remains now is to hope that the sun will not miss a single delivery in what promises to be a great final.

- Skanda 

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