Swami Vivekananda played Cricket: The match was played between the Calcutta Cricket Club, founded by the British, and the Town Club, the team of the then mathematician Saradaranjan Ray.
The world knows Swami Vivekananda as a great thinker, preacher and thinker of Hinduism. His contribution in the propagation of humanity can never be underestimated, but do you know that he had delivered the British sixes even on the cricket field. Yes, that too at the stadium of Eden Gardens, Kolkata. In this match played in Kolkata about 136 years ago, Swami Vivekananda rocked the British with seven wickets. Not only cricket, he was also interested in football, boxing and fencing.
Swami Vivekananda was a master of great personality. He motivated the youth to do physical activities. He himself was a student of the General Assembly Institution, where he took part in many sports activities. In the year 1980, the games were called National Timepass by the British. Cricket in particular was considered a good way of doing this. This thing was spreading rapidly throughout the country. After this, many clubs opened in Calcutta like other parts of the country, which attracted the youth and they started taking sports seriously.
The competition was held between the Town Club and Calcutta Cricket Club
Actually, Calcutta Cricket Club was established by the British in 1792. After that the second famous cricket club was formed in 1884, which was founded by the then mathematician Sardaranjan Ray. His club’s name was Town Club and his goal was to give the British a tough competition in their sport.
According to The Bridge report , in a formal conversation, Indian freedom fighter Hem Chandra Ghosh asked Swami Vivekananda if he would like to try his hand at cricket. Vivekananda was happy and said that he would be very happy to be a part of the team. After this Ghosh guided Swami Vivekananda and he emerged as an influential bowler.
The score was 20 runs on the board, and took seven wickets, Vivekananda landed in the historic match played at Eden Gardens about 136 years ago against Swami Vivekananda Town Club against Calcutta Cricket Club. . During the match, Ghosh told Vivekananda not to get carried away by emotions and concentrate on his bowling. After this, the magic of Swami Vivekananda went on in the match and he took seven wickets one after the other. Interestingly, till then the British could score only 20 runs on the scoreboard.
The youth still follow the ideals
There is no doubt that Swami Vivekananda was an ideal personality for the country and still is. Even today, the youth follow their ideals to bring ease in their lives. Swami Vivekananda was no less than an all-rounder. Swami Vivekananda, who was interested in various sports, was a great thinker who gave the message of humanitarianism around the world and unified it day and night in its promotion.
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