May 032013


Beach Cricket In Pondicherry

I was walking in evening on a beach in Pondicherry, when I saw these boys playing cricket, the unofficial national game of India. This is a common pass time for boys in India, to play cricket on any open space. While watching them I was very happy to see that the boys are happy and enjoying life to the fullest. They were not rich, and must have been kids of local fishermen as there were a lot of fishing nets and boats nearby. The devastating effects of the Tsunami in Pondicherry were still visible nearby in form of dead trees and a small memorial.These boys must have been very small at that time and today had no time to live in the past they were enjoying the present to the fullest.

boys playing beach cricket in a fishing village in pondicherry

Lets Play Ball- Beach Boys Ball Bat and Boat

They did not have proper shoes or other equipment to play cricket. But they did have that infectious laughter that made me stop and take notice. They were so engrossed in their game that they  had no time to notice that I am taking their pictures. Suddenly I could not stay aloof from their laughter and energy and soon started cheering for them.  You see you need not be a buxom blonde to be a cheerleader, you can be struggling blogger and still be a great cheerleader, provided you have the right team to cheer for. I have gone on the beach to click some pictures but I got more than that, a very basic lesson in life that you don’t need zing bang to be happy in life all you need is a bat, a ball and a friend whom  you can call and say ” Lets play ball”. Who needs IPL when you have friends to play cricket with ? Oh yes if you have a beach to yourself with a boat it sure helps!

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  28 Responses to “Beach Cricket in Pondicherry”

Comments (28)
  1. Is it Paradise Beach? Paradise beach is a part of an island across the Chunnambar backwaters on the outskirts of Pondicherry… Last time I also saw some young people playing football on the island beach…

    Here is how you can reach Paradise beach island:

  2. A nice place to play. 🙂

  3. Great shot! I’ve not played cricket before.

  4. Beach Vollyball is out…beach Cricket is in 🙂

  5. Great photo for SWF!Thank you for sharing and have a nice weekend!

  6. The most carefree form of cricket is beach cricket!! nice post!!

  7. awesome click!!!!beach .. cricket is awesome .. slow ball ..

  8. I can imagine that.

  9. Nice clicks ! reminds me of the early childhood days !

  10. True, the right company is all that’s needed! 🙂

  11. Like the closing lines 🙂

  12. A nostalgic feeling

  13. Looks like the boys are having a great time. You captured it well. Happy sky watching.

    My sky.

  14. 🙂 Short and crisp.
    Especially like the para that starts from here: They did not have proper shoes ..

  15. What a great shot!

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