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(DAY 80) Rooting for Sky

· 3 min read
Gaurav Parashar

IPL is a rollercoaster

The Indian Premier League (IPL) is a captivating spectacle that thrills fans around the world, and one of its most intriguing aspects lies in the excitement of its randomness. In each match, anything can happen, and the fortunes of teams can change in the blink of an eye. The unpredictability of the game keeps viewers on the edge of their seats, eagerly anticipating thrilling moments, unexpected twists, and nail-biting finishes. Whether it's a stunning catch, a last-minute run chase, or an unforeseen collapse, the IPL showcases the essence of sport in its purest form. The thrill of witnessing underdogs defy expectations and turn the tables on formidable opponents is a testament to the game's unpredictability. It is this very randomness that adds an element of suspense, making each match an adrenaline-filled rollercoaster ride. From the explosive power of the batsmen to the strategic brilliance of the bowlers, the IPL exemplifies the beauty of uncertainty, reminding us that in this enthralling game, anything can happen, and that is what makes it so exhilarating to watch.

Suryakumar Yadav

I watched the episode of Breakfast with Champions and got to know about Suryakumar Yadav or Sky - more about the man than the player. He is a trailblazer and a T20 specialist. This tweet by Virender Sehwag summarizes the blitz very well.

When an underdog wins, they win for everybody, because somebody gotta come through that door and break it open and make it possible.

I had just finished my dinner after a 5 km run and I had this urge to root for Suryakumar Yadav to get to his 100 on the last ball. I wonder how much listening about the struggles and desires from the first video influenced me. After all, I am not a supporter of Mumbai Indians or an avid cricket follower. Sky, is by no means, an underdog. He is the best rated T20 Batsman in the World ICC rankings as of today. But the way he explains his inner anguish and struggles to get to this spot, makes you want to root for him.

Rooting the underdog

There is a special kind of joy and satisfaction that comes with rooting for the underdog. When the odds are stacked against them, and their chances of success seem slim, it ignites a fire within us to support and rally behind them. We are drawn to their determination, resilience, and unwavering spirit in the face of adversity. There is a sense of hope and inspiration in witnessing an underdog rise against all expectations, defying the skeptics and proving that anything is possible. We find ourselves emotionally invested, eagerly cheering them on, and celebrating their victories as if they were our own. Rooting for the underdog reminds us that success is not solely defined by statistics or rankings, but by the sheer will and belief to overcome obstacles. It teaches us the value of perseverance, the importance of embracing challenges, and the potential for greatness that lies within each of us. So, as we witness the underdog defy the odds, we are reminded that dreams can be achieved, and that sometimes, the most remarkable victories come from those who are least expected to triumph.