He perhaps played the greatest ever IPL innings – ‘the 38-ball-101’ David Miller,
He scored his last 74 runs off just 20 balls, hitting four after four and sixer after sixer,
Miller was batting on 41 when the RCB skipper, Virat Kohli, dropped an absolute sitter,
It was as if Kohli’s hands were made out of butter and ‘You have dropped the match, mate’ Miller did perhaps silently mutter,
And to think just the previous ball, Kohli had given an heated advice to the Vinay Kumar, the bowler,
Post that dropped catch Miller, 41 not out then, blitzed 60 runs off 17 balls, RCB’s hopes to shatter,
His cluster of boundaries had a terrorizing effect on RCB – there was a misfield even from De Villiers, the fielder,
As Miller lifted Gayle for a typical V area six, Kings XI won with couple of overs still available as a filler!
And you could hear a stadium full of Kings XI fans in Mohali and owner Priety Zinta in joy, holler!
Post the match, Miller talked about the batting tips given him by his father,
‘When the ball is in the V, hit it over the tree and hit it out of the park when it’s in the ark’ – so advised the Miller, senior,
And on that magic night, obedient to his daddy was David, the brutally brilliant V-area ball-striker!
This reminded me of the loving invitation of the Bible’s Luke 15 Heavenly Father,
‘I want you, son, home – that you have been rebelling against me, all this while, it doesn’t matter!’
‘I want to give you a ring to wear and your face, I want to, with kisses, smother!’
‘My perfect Son, Jesus Christ died in your place, and therefore comes this forgiveness offer!’
Would you be obedient to this Heaven Dad loving call, as David Miller was to his dad’s charge, dear sister and brother?