This is the promotional campaign for the 5th season of Indian Super League – a local football league. What captured my attention was the visuals of MS Dhoni and Sourav Ganguly (former Indian Test cricket captains) with the young and rising stars of Indian football.
I grew up in a typical Indian family which pushed TV channel ratings every time India played cricket. My vacation in Madrid this summer coincided with Real Madrid winning the Champions League trophy. I witnessed the excitement and thrill amongst the football fans for their home team and the celebration that followed the next day when the trophy was brought back to the city. I wrote a piece on my experience of those two days. The wave of happiness that cut through the entire city was fantastic. Now, I can say this about my feelings : From no football to a fan in the making.
I am posting the piece here for your reading and comments :