21 to win off the last over…

-Duke Jeyaraj’s poem on the most exciting IPL game in the 70-game league phase on 22 May 2011 between Kolkota Knight Riders n Mumbai Indians at Eden Gardens, Kolkota, written on 23 May 2011

21 to win off the last over of the final league game of IPL-IV, this is what the scoreboard said
The Mumbai Indians’ chances in that game almost seemed buried and dead
Laxmipathy Balaji was to bowl it – a bowler known to bowl using his head
The first four balls, to the boundary ropes, unbelievably and furiously sped
The ball kissed the edges of James Franklin’s blade and Balaji’s heart bled
The fifth ball was bowled better and after Franklin stole a single, Rayudu got the strike instead
He thrashed the last ball for a match-winning six making maximum use of the juicy fulltoss he was fed
And thousands of hearts in Eden Gardens, including Shah Rukh’s and Piggy Chop’s, were heavy as lead
Now KKR must clash in a ‘quarterfinal’ with the MI in their own backyard – a contest they’d naturally dread
To win the IPL-IV they’ve got to win three games in a row, instead of just two, it needs to be, now, said

Yes, the last over of a tight T20 Game can be indeed spine-tingling
But I know someone who puts spine in your backbone and is far more exciting
It’s Jesus – even as an embryo living in a virgin womb, he had someone (John the Baptist in also in embroyo form), in joy, jumping!
He went to the Cross to voluntarily die for your sin – the pain not withstanding
If you repented from sin and believed on Him – You will have life everlasting!

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