Eleven: Triumphs, Trials and Turbulence




A billion heart-beats…
it best defines cricket in India.
Butter chicken is not the great Indian equalizer; a cover drive hit with kingly disdain from the magnificent willow of Sachin Tendulkar is. Our secular-credentials may come frequently under- microscopic scrutiny, but the ability of cricket to bring all Indians together-remains unparalleled. From the taxi-driver in Mumbai to Delhi’s jet-set farm-house owners, the fisher-men in Kumarakom’s backwaters to the CEO of a multinational software firm in Bengaluru, cricket binds them in an inextricable grip of togetherness.