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What makes a run-chase so special?

posted on 2018-04-02 21:26:02
posted by Prasenjit Dey


We pursue certain destinations and goals in our lives in exactly the same way batsmen chase a particular target in Cricket.


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There is something special about run chases. We always enjoy a match more when a team successfully pulls off a chase rather than those occasions when teams defend their first innings scores successfully. No matter how well a team defends its first innings score, our fascination with fairy-tale run chases are never ending.

Let us ask ourselves again! What makes a run chase so special?

In a way, we can relate our lives to the run chases on the field. We pursue certain destinations and goals in our lives in exactly the same way batsmen chase a particular target in Cricket.

For some people, it’s a smooth sail to the target whereas others have to take adversity in their stride and overcome all hardships to reach where they want to.

Sometimes people are there to help us all the way to our target. However, there are other times as well when people come and leave unexpectedly, at different stages of our journey. They contribute as much as they can, but finally leave the responsibility of finishing the task on ourselves. This applies to both our lives on and off the field.

The end result can be anything. It can be a glorious victory or even a heartbreaking loss. However, both results have special significances just like the highs and lows in our lives.

Victories instill us with confidence and self-belief. Defeats, on  the other hand, help us to learn and grow, thus keeping us in pursuit of bigger and better things.

Still wondering what makes a run-chase so special? I have expressed everything I feel about it . Now, it's your turn to figure it out.



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