Cricket is in the background, flood of memories come from my last game for the school.
Was chosen as the 2nd bowler for the team. Now look, I’m fat, short, not exactly “fit” but I never thought I’d be 2nd in the team, especially since there were at least 4 other guys who bowl a tonne better than me.
So I come up to bowl, shaking and all. Never bowled in a proper game before this one, so I was anxious. One, two balls down, I got the hang of it. Saw some swing happening as the ball made its way to the batsman.
4th ball of my first over (or round) the ball swings just a bit into the batsman and then…
The ball smashes through the middle stump and my first wicket ever.