ONE PARAGRAPH THAT EXPLAINS LIFE!
Arthur Ashe, the legendary Wimbledon player was dying of AIDS which he got due to infected blood he received during a heart surgery in 1983.
From world over, he received letters from his fans, one of which conveyed: “Why does GOD have to select you for such a bad disease”?
To this Arthur Ashe replied: “The world over — 50 million children start playing tennis, 5 million learn to play tennis, 500,000 learn professional tennis, 50,000 come to the circuit, 5000 reach the grand slam, 50 reach Wimbledon, 4 to semi final, 2 to the finals, when I was holding a cup I never asked GOD ‘Why me?’.
And today in pain I should not be asking GOD ‘Why me?’ “
On 22nd March, first time in my life, I been to a stadium to watch a live match. It was basically men’s and women’s final match of BNP Paribas tennis tournament. So far, I never followed tennis and just know the players who are most famous ( especially Women’s 🙂 ). It’s been one of the best decision I have taken in my life and I would highly recommend to watch at least one live match of any sport in the stadium.
We reached the stadium after a strenuous 3 hour drive experiencing all type of weather in our way to the destination. Once we reach the place, it was breezy, windy and sunny ( I don’t understand, how all these events can coexist?). We parked our car and started to walk towards the stadium with a heart full of excitement. The moment we reached there, we could see the women semi-finalist playing for the top spot. We easily found our place to sit and all the audiences were so engrossed in the game that they couldn’t bear us standing till we reach our seat. After watching the game for 10 seconds, I was too engrossed in it and forgot about everyone around me. I started reacting on the shots even though I never watched a tennis game on a TV. I think you just understand the game intuitively once you are watching the game with thousands of people in the stadium.
The match was between Vera Zvonareva and Ana Ivanovic and as everyone knows , Vera Zvonareva won the tournament. After that the men’s game was coming up and the match was between Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray and as everyone knows Rafael Nadal won the final.
The difference between watching a match in a stadium and on a TV is that you may not be able to see the faces of the player but you can actually see and feel their game. The way they play their shots, the power, the agility, the strength, their acumen which cannot be seen on a TV. You will also have an opportunity to experience the thrill of the game when you sit in a stadium loaded with enthusiasts. It feels like this was a missing part in your life that you just found. I really enjoyed the game and I am really very happy for taking this decision. I feel this was one of the best decision I have taken in my life.