Well, cricket is a great leveller, ain’t it? Sambit Bal’s beautiful article for Cricinfo has come true after all. I am sure the pundits and the not-so pundits will dissect every aspect of the game/tournament and analyze every move made by India. The simple fact of the matter is that India were beaten by teams playing like it was a sport and winning like we do in sport. As attached (emotionally and otherwise) cricket fans all of us needed a reality check, didn’t we? At this moment, I sympathize with the Indian cricket team (at least some of them!) for they are humans after all and have tried to play this as a sport. Boy, have they received a reality check? The load of a billion unrealistic people to carry is not something I dream of, I do not envy them at all at this point. Several possible solutions come to mind but I will hold them back till another day. The only thing I would like to see is cricket return to India as a sport and nothing else. Something that we could enjoying playing, watching, cherishing wins and moving on after losses……I only hope that the players’s and the coach’s safety are taken as paramount and these humans let to return to back to normal life….