Believe it or not, I played for India. That was the deep-rooted desire. As you all know, we won the 1983 World Cup. But after the 1983 World Cup, unfortunately, my form deteriorated. Sometime later, a stage came where in, within about six to seven months of the 1983 World Cup, my form was so bad, they really even thought of dropping me from the Tamil Nadu Ranji Trophy team. That was the stage I was in... This was it! But then, something kept on telling me “Don’t worry, Cheeka... you will make it. You will make a comeback in the Indian team, you will be a successful cricketer". There was this little voice... an inner voice that kept on telling me.
Srikkanth always had a strong desire to play for India, and his wish came true. He and his team members won the 1983 World cup as well. Sadly, his way of playing cricket worsened in such a way within six to seven months after the 1983 world cup that the selecting committee even thought of dropping him from Tamil Nadu Ranji Trophy team. He was upset, but he kept on persisting that he will come out of all these one day. "Cheeka" means Srikanth in a fun way. The inner voice within him told that a day would come where he will be back in the Indian team and will be a successful cricketer.
Meanings of difficult words:
|Inner voice||Thoughts or feelings that you do not express but seem to warn, criticize, or advise you.|
State Council of Educational Research and Training (2018). Term-1 English Standard-9. Goal Setting - Kris Srikkanth (pp. 127-130). Published by the Tamil Nadu Textbook and Educational Services Corporation.