Ranchilona United

Do you remember the pleasure of returning home after a long and hectic semester at college?A time when you could not resist leaning from the train door to let the damp wind brush past you and every mile covered making you happier that home is not far.

Coming back  home  in the summer holidays from my College at Chennai was happiness plus respite from the heat.The last 4 hours of the journey was always spent on the foot board of the train.As the train went past the rocky terrain my mind always drifted to the football field at home.It was to be yet another summer of football.Most of the times it was just for a few days owing to summer projects but non the less it was so precious that even if I went home for 2 days I would make a point to be at the football field.

This year has been rather a long summer of football and unlike the past years this was the year when i waited for my team to reunite.I have learnt the importance of making like minded friends in life and my team here consists of  such football crazy people like me.I have surprised myself many a times on my commitment to the game and have been stunned by many others too.Someone has rightly said,“In true love the smallest distance is too great,and the greatest distance can be bridged.” We as a team have bridged all distances and made it a point to meet every summer for football.Today was our first match of the season with the full team around and we won 5-1.

There are some things in life which should be felt and no prose could enumerate the beauty of a moment so eternal.On a summer evening after a game of football the team is lying on their backs facing the moon.The ball is in the center and our feet touching the ball, forming a circle.A cool breeze carrying the aroma of fresh rain, fragrance of scented flowers and carrying all those elements which lacked in the cool breeze of the train journeys. Someone says how he would have loved to be born in Europe or even Africa and then how  everyone wishes the same secretly.
I have spent the last few years thinking everyday of a plan which would connect me to football professionally.I know one day I will get and answer and that day is not far. 

Team : Bottom(L-R)-me, mama,tuktuk,rahul,pandaand amit.
           Top (L-R)-Arun, nikhil,raja , ion ,nikku and paneer

Published by ekraastahaijindagi

Arsenalist,reader,runner,oldmonker,footballer,photographer,trekker,traveler,socialworker,writer,biker,IITian,MBA,Travel blogger, book reviewer. For the last 11 years I have been traveling with the notion , one idea to be with the nature and explore places. In between all this i also carry a full time job in the Social sector. This has been the greatest experiment of my life, to quit all and travel and to give back to the society

2 thoughts on “Ranchilona United

  1. There are some things in life which should be felt and no prose could enumerate the beauty of a moment so eternal so true Abhinav and so well said.. I can just feel the joy of the first few lines of your post because I was in the same mood last week.. coming back home after a hectic semestercya Pins….

  2. thats a well written post. I must say, your writing has evolved. I think thats related to all the reading you are doing.I dont identify too well with sport…but good writing nonetheless…i have made a come back post.

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