Cheteshwar Stands Tall
By Abhinav Pancholi
A simpler name, an easier calling,
A shorter hike to taller peaks,
Some flashes of moody arrogance,
Moments of madness off the pitch,
More Teflon lesser concrete,
Less Wall-like more starry could have been,
Battaglions of such pretenders, lineup like litter,
Cheteshwar, Our sheet anchor is heaven sent.
Patiently he waits, makes them bowl after bowl,
Painfully he sweats, but digs in his heels,
Blunts bowlers’ fusillade, keeps temptations at bay,
Grinding is his business, runs mere byeproducts,
Obdurate pride in this glamourless craft,
Steadfast commitment to his team’s cause,
Till the anchor is laid, ship wont float into unknown
Till the Wall stands will keep intruders away.
Abhinav Pancholi, IRS, Kolkata. The author is an avid sports lover with a passion for literature.
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