On reaching Kullu Srahan, our car got stuck near a water stream and rescue team was called to recover it.. All of us were asked to come out and there was no time to take our bags out... So some of us thought of joining Sarahan Cricket Team and challenge them.. Check out the next PHOTO JOURNEY here...
Here is Sarahan cricket team although Rohit and Subhash have joined them for this photograph... It seems their captain is here in the photograph and one of them wanted me to wait for him :) ... Anyway, I clicked and asked them to have another one after match !!!
It was evening time and clouds were also roaming around... Feeling clouds on such high places is pleasant but what about this critical match. And I am not joking, it was really a serious match and Sarahan team made sure that best players are there on ground... It seems they called one of their good batsman from village and waited for 15 minutes. In the mean time they were practicing like our Indian team :)
What a shot !!! Is it six or four...
Match started with toss and Sarahan team started with batting... Most of their initial shots were telling us about the results of this match. Most of them fours and sixes. Lot of catches were missed my Shimla folks, but weather was not favorable... Their hands were freezing and it was hard to imagine for me that they are comfortably playing cricket. Some of the players in Sarahan team were in shorts :)
Here is a photograph of Sarahan School and boundary of this ground was near to this school. Ground of this school was actually our camping site. All the tents were installed in school ground with our kitchen in other corner...
It was a match with common fielding, which means all the players from both the teams had to field. The best fielding was also done by Sarahan Team :) Although Rohit and Subhash were also playing the match with high enthusiasm and energy !!!
A batsman who was on target and no one was able to take his wicket. He was hitting fours and sixes in chain :)
Another one :)
And video of this match was also recorded and should be live soon !!! I hope you can notice one of the tripods on right side of this photograph.. It's behind wicket-keeper...
Supporters of Sarahan team were really enjoying this cricket match !!!
Light was getting low and colors in this photograph were not looking nice, so thought of making this black and white :)
This photograph should be able to give you a sense about the size of this ground. See how small these people look in the middle of this ground, surrounded by high mountains of Shrikhand-Mahadev range...
I was getting bored of their one sided match and then thought of having a round of this ground... I went towards the school to see the arrangements at our camps !! While Shimla team was struggling to take wickets of Sarahan cricket team, I thought of having some snacks :)
When came back one match was over and obviously Sarahan Team had won the match. It was a bet of 5 rupees... So photograph above is from second match. There was a rule that winning team will bat first in second match. And that's what is happening here :) .. again tough time for Shimla folks...
Finally both the cricket matches were won by Sarahan team and prize money of 10 Rs. !!!
Ohh yes, I had to click photograph of Caption. Here he is !! Caption of Kullu-Srahan Cricket team. A student of 10th class and also a volleyball player !!!
I am not a huge fan of Cricket but this was a nice experience to watch cricket between school kids and folks from various media channels :)
All these photographs were clicked during Mountain Terrain Biking event in Himachal. It was forth day of the event and a rest day at Sarahan.
Flag-Off from Shimla-Ridge
Day-1 : Shimla to Ghada Kuffar
Day-2 : Ghada Kuffar to Tanni Jubber
Day-3 : Tani Jubber to Kullu Sarahan