It’s been a while since I live-tweeted during a cricket match, before today’s 5th and final ODI between India and Australia at Sydney.
Today, I was set in my couch, TV remote in one hand and mobile phone with Twitter open in the other. It’s on days like these that my Twitter followers (~500) regret following me the most (My Twitter handle – @snitinsrinivas). I wouldn’t miss the smallest of opportunities to conjure a tweet and expose it to the World, thinking in my mind that it’s going to reach out to millions of like-minded people on that awesome platform.
Now we all know what a great batsman VVS Laxman is. We’ve all awed at how sweetly he caresses wood over leather to produce some beauties. Cricket commentary however is a new domain for him he’s yet to conquer. He’s still learning with time.
Today, during the nail-biting run chase when Dhoni was increasing the average pulse rate of the nation well above average (which he usually does), Harsha Bhogle was in the commentary box with our man, VVS, when I tweeted this.
“When Harsha Bhogle speaks, words flow like a river. Wish I could say the same about VVS Laxman.”
And guess what happened after a few hours?
VVS Laxman followed me on Twitter. And as if this was not enough, he also sent me a direct message.
I was lost for words (much like VVS in the commentary box)!
Just typed “Sure, thanks a lot VVS!”
For all you know, he might unfollow me tomorrow (or someday in the near future), but that doesn’t matter.
I have enough proof to tell my grandchildren with a puffed chest, “VVS Laxman follows only 262 people on this planet, and I am one of them”