In our childhood, we have all dreamt of playing sports at one time or another, whether that is cricket, football, basketball, tennis, etc.
But then, life happens. We can all relate.
As a motivation to our website, Broken Cricket Dreams, we started a #BrokenDreams on Twitter to share our broken cricket or sports stories. Some stories might be hilarious, while other more injurious and serious.
Who knows, maybe by sharing these stories and looking back, some deep down wounds can be healed. In any case, sit back, enjoy, and comment below on your broken dreams stories!
- My Broken Cricket Dream Story (@cricket_broken):
“Was in my 4th grade cricket team.
In our first knockout tournament, I was guaranteed a spot in the 2nd game if we won the first match.
Our team lost a thriller, we moved to the States, and that was it–never played a sport in my life.” #BrokenDreams
2. Catch Cricket Podcast (@catch_cricket):
“I think bowling an 11-ball opening over in county cricket under-15s was the beginning of the end!”
3. CricBlog (@cric_blog):
“Made 3rd grade as an 18-year old, despite a shortened season due to a stress fracture in my foot. So, was looking forward to the next season, until a badly torn hamstring and regular injuries resulted in me having to stop playing.” #BrokenDreams
4. JustCricket (@justcricketblog):
“It was during the first year in college. After training hard for 6 months, didn’t get picked in the squad due to politics and favoritism” #Brokendreams
5. Jamo (@FinallyJamous):
“Didn’t realize my love for basketball until later in high school. Missed playing on team and missed watching so much of 2000s Lakers/Spurs/Celtics. Missed out on prime AI, Kobe, KG, Tim, Shaq, Yao, Nash, and T-Mac.” #Brokendreams
6. M. Borrie
“My broken dream in cricket, can’t bat, bowl, or field! Just sticking to the spectator seat for the summer of cricket! NZ playing continue to play great cricket. Test matches, ODIs, T20s – now good at all of them!”
More Such Stories – Coming Soon!
What Can We Learn?
I hope you had a laugh or even a tear drop. Maybe we all could not become professional sports players. Maybe just a random cricket blogger or a fan (me). Or chose another profession-engineer and artists, or doctors and musicians, or started our own business.
But that is completely okay! We should not have regrets.
Everyone has his or her own journey, and we should appreciate life just as it is. Just look back, smile, and enjoy the small moments.
Anyway, send in your stories, and we will publish it on your next iteration of Twitter Specials: Broken Dreams. Follow us on twitter, please subscribe below to our blog, and share along!
Next Week: We will share our #FirstMemory of MS Dhoni and Suresh Raina to give a Twitter tribute to two great cricketers.