Stories of children and tacklers from the Tackle world

Stories of children and tacklers from the Tackle world

Monday, August 26, 2013

The football enthusiast

   With every passing week, the Caravan is now becoming a part of me. Saturday, though being one of the most hectic day of the week, is still the most awaited day of the week for me... In the games stall, before we started a proper game per se, the kids had already started to play among them either football or cricket. I reached the venue and immediately joined the kids in football, one of the kids, Prashanth, who seemed very enthusiastic about football suggested the we pump in some air to make the ball better and offered to accompany me to the pump shop at the corner of the road, walking towards the mechanic's shop I learned that Prashanth actually loved to play football and the he had represented his school at state level in both Football and Volleyball and won 1st place in football competition. He said he loved playing the game. When I questioned him about why he didn't want to try for the Nationals if he was so good, his reply was that he wasn't sure that he'd be able to make it there and that his uncle and aunt, who he lives with, couldn't afford the expenses anyway and it was no use thinking about it. That one statement hit me hard. 

-- Husain Miyajiwala

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