A Cricket Match Essay with Quotations for Class 12
This post contains an Essay on Cricket Match with Quotations for FA / FSC 2nd year students. The quotes are placed in the appropriate places. Students of Class 12 who like to write quotations in their English Essays can prepare this essay. This isn’t an important essay with the point of view of exams. However, you may go through this list of English Essays with Quotations for FSC Second Year Students.
Essay on Cricket Match with Quotes for FSC 2nd Year
Last month I got a chance to see a one-day cricket match played between our National team and the Indian team. Our college announced a holiday to witness this match. We had bought the tickets two days before they reached the stadium at 9 O’clock. We were surprised to see all the enclosures fully packed. Men, women, children and old persons from every walk of life had come to see this match. Fortunately, we got seats near the commentary box.
“Cricket is a pressure game, and when it comes to an India-Pakistan match the pressure is doubled.” (Imran Khan)
The match started at 10 O’clock. Waqar Younis, the Captain of the Pakistan team won the toss. He invited the Indians to play first. Both the openers of the Indian Team were experienced batsmen. But they could not play confidently before the Pakistani bowlers. The wicket was giving great help to the fast bowlers like Waseem Akram and Waqar Younis. In the first five overs, they took two wickets against only ten runs. It appeared that the whole Indian team would not be able to score even one hundred runs. But the careful batting by Tendulkar and Laxman gave good support to their team. But Waqar made a wise change by introducing Mushtaq from the college end. His ball was taking a sharp turn and he took the important wicket of Laxman in his first over. The fielding of our team was perfect and they were enjoying the home ground. People clapped and danced when Shoaib took a very difficult catch. Our Wicket Keeper Rashid showed a wonderful performance by stumping out three Indian players. Two of them were run-out and the last three batsmen were caught behind the wickets. At last, the whole team was out after making only one hundred and fifty runs.
Champions never sleep, the eternal spirit keeps them alert and awake.”
There was a break of one hour between the two innings. We also had our lunch. The stadium was picturesque. Especially, the ladies enclosure looked very attractive. People were holding the national flags and banners in their hands and waving them.
“A true batsman should in most of his strokes tell the truth about himself.” (Neville Cardus)
Pakistanis started their innings and Shahid came to pen with Saeed. The target was quite easy and our batsmen played aggressive shots from the very beginning. The captain of the Indian team tried many bowlers one after the other, but he could not succeed to break the partnership. Both the openers scored eighty runs. Then came the great Inzi and Yousaf who loved to hit the ball with full force. Whenever they scored a boundary, people enjoyed and jumped at their seats. In this way, Pakistan defeated India by seven wickets. Shahid was declared the man of the match. It was a match that we can remember forever.
“A trophy carries dust. Memories last forever.” (Mary Lou Retton)
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