I did not expect myself to devote a second blogpost to cricket so early. But this once in a lifetime achievement by our players deserved a record here. Here I try to describe why this “not winning” a cricket match is the ultimate nirvana for these cricketers and for us the cricket fans.
In my previous blog post, I had written about failure. Many people asked me how does one dissociate from failure and also opined how failure and the one who has failed have to be decoupled from each other. While I was thinking about these questions, the Indian cricket team showed all of this in actions. After slumping to their worst innings total in the Adelaide Test to authoritatively winning the Melbourne Test, there were lessons for all us to take away from this incredible turnaround. Here’s my take on it.