12 years ago on the same day, the coastal areas of Indonesia, India and Srilanka were worst hit by Tsunami where thousands of precious lives were lost. We had not heard the word Tsunami before. I was right there at the Marina Beach, Chennai playing a game of Cricket with friends when we witnessed Tsunami. Reblogging the post where I had written about the experience here. Thanks to Almighty, me and my friends are all safe and still spoiling the world. Cheers!
The incident happened almost a decade back while we were still in college and didn’t sign up yet for the corporate rat race. It’s probably too late to post now but nevertheless it will be a record. Remember, the word tsunami was introduced to Indians only after this calamity.
26 Dec 2004 – Sunday
Unlike the present time Sundays in anyway, we used to get up early and play cricket in the Marina Beach – the second longest beach in the world. People were allowed to play cricket in those times in the beach. It was just like any other Sunday and our team Triplicane Tigers Criket Team (TTCT) was playing against one of the three usual rival teams. Our team batted first and had scored low. Its time for fielding.
As I am a good fielder and I could throw well, I was standing in the sweeper cover area…
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Great and useful analysis.