The man in white

It was him against me, man vs man. Through the corner of my eyes, I saw him, my adversary, smartly dressed in white, sunglasses hiding his expression, licking his lips. He was gaining on me, he was faster than I was, he was stronger than I was. I was out in the open, vulnerable, susceptible, all alone and defenseless but for my trusted sneakers. I spotted safety few yards away. Somehow I had to get there. I was already exhausted, my legs felt as splinters about to snap, even breathing was tiring; I wanted to stop, but I was still not safe. I increased the length of my strides, I used up reserves I never knew existed and ran as fast as my thin frame would allow me. Safety was just a bound away. With a surge of adrenaline, I leaped. First I heard a whoosh, then I tasted the earth, and then I heard the sound of timber cracking.
I looked up and saw the umpire signaling for technological intervention; it was a direct hit.


7 Responses to “The man in white”

  1. 2 Rakesh January 17, 2006 at 10:26 pm

    now thats like a true cricket fan … wah wah Sehwag ke bad ab “wah wah kunal” bhi kahna padega

  2. 3 aditya January 18, 2006 at 9:08 am

    Very well written… awesome 🙂

  3. 4 kopos January 18, 2006 at 10:24 am

    nail-biting suspense and a great finish! well written

  4. 5 Kunal January 18, 2006 at 11:06 am

    @all, thank you 🙂

  5. 6 Raheja January 19, 2006 at 9:46 am

    Ultimate 🙂 looks like here is another oscar nomination in making

  6. 7 Kunal January 19, 2006 at 10:46 am

    Raheja, I never knew you read blogs! And if my post has forced you to comment, I can assume that I wrote well 🙂 Thank you.

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