When Captain Dhoni was out, India’s semi-final entering hopes was staring down the mat,
India still needed 70 plus runs to get, when steel-nerved Suresh Raina walked out to bat,
Chewing their nails, at the edge of their seats, the Indian spectators, with unbearable tension sat,
‘Would Raina prove to be a better choice than the left-out-from-the-XI Pathan?’ – this was the topic of every cricket chat,
As Yuvraj and Raina batted sensibly rotating the strike, hitting the odd boundary, the asking rate never got unmanagably fat,
When Raina hoisted the bleeding Bret Lee for an over-the-head six, from Yuvraj, he got a big hug and an approving pat,
As Yuvraj cover-drove Lee n sank on his knees to celebrate, every Indian joined him, from a Jain to a Jat,
At that point in time, Ricky Ponting, the two-time World Cup winning Aussie captain, wished he could hide in a hole like a rat!
Speaking to a commentator after the game, Raina, released from his bag, the proverbial ‘cat’,
“It was because of God’s grace,” he could do what he did, he said, in humility, adjusting his India hat,
Did you know that God’s grace was supremely shown, when upon sinless Jesus’ face, evil men spat?
He shed his blood to wash away your sin when he hung on that Cross – my friend have you ever heard that? When you repent from sin, and join Jesus, you’ll discover your life become full of meaning and never becomes flat!