Sore, tired and broken …

Yesterday was a rough day …
I hadn’t touched a basketball in ages … actually no physical activity whatsoever in ages …

Ended up on the courts … and at the end of the day, the title says it all …

We have this tournament called ‘Dawn to Dusk‘ which happens every year on the 15th of August … and we guys … the old school team, come together and participate every year …

This is the 4th year we’ve played and the results every year, are mostly the same …

This is an open tournament … no age limit, nothing …
So people, from all age groups, from many different districts … from the School teams to the Sourthen Command and Bombay Sappers team ( both are Army Teams ) take part …

So, practically speaking, we don’t stand much of a chance …

As usual, we crashed out in the Quarters …
Actually, honestly, we could have won that game too …
But everyone was dead from the time the game started …
I for one, was in a condition to be carried off in a stretcher …
That was our 4th game in the day, and the previous game that we played was just 10 minutes ago …

What was surprising was that we got that far ( there were a total 72 teams taking part !!! ) even though we hadn’t practiced any …
Most of the guys ( 3 out of 5 ) were touching the basketball in ages … No practice whatsoever …

But where we lost out, was in the stamina department …
If we’d have enough energy, we could have taken that game too …
We lost by a measly 3 points …

But I guess … we all have to make compromises somewhere …
Hmmmmm … ( to be read as a long sigh … )

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