When we commemorate the golden days that is childhood, we relate to the most playful times. You must have got an idea what I am referring to. It is the time we played games. Nothing could give that ecstasy of life but games. It is rare that one can see a child play the same game with that enthusiasm and eagerness. Despite many obstructions that a child or a student is dominated by, there are a few games that are still being played. One of them is cricket and whenever we relate to cricket, we definitely relate to the word Cosco. Not matter what brand the ball was manufactured by, the name that a cricket lover was used to is Cosco.
Let me take down the memory lane of the seven most popular games that we played in the 80’s and 90’s and encourage everyone to continue the legacy.
Cricket: This game is by far the most popular game not just in one or two countries but across the globe. Cricket always united the colonial friends and cousins to play together and eventually develop that friendliness which is hardly seen now. The bat made of any wooden piece and three sticks used as stamps, who can forget those days? The so called Cosco ball was the heart of the game. A child would eagerly wait to reach home after school, to change uniform and rush to bang the doors of the friends. Now people are busier sitting in a couch and playing video games and PS3, X box and many such games that make one ideal.
Musical Chair: Wow what a game this was. Everyone gathering in the open space and playing to the tunes of music and enjoying the roundabout of men was really fun. Who do you see playing this anymore?
Hide and Seek: Another exciting game in the list is Hide and Seek. It gave adrenaline rush whenever we had to be searched by our friends.
Skipping: This game definitely met the health goals along with the count one kept of skipping without a break.
Chinese Whisper: How about that game which taught us what manipulation can be like? Yes it is Chinese whisper. It was full of fun and excitement.
Hopscotch: This maneuver through some boxes drawn on the plain surface did bring smiles on everyone’s face specially girls.
Pittu: This is the last of the seven games that we can’t forget and get nostalgic thinking about. The ball used was Cosco, the same ball used in cricket.
The mind not corrupted then with the advanced technology made us creative enough to come up with those game ideas and the most played of all was cricket. I remember playing with my brothers and dad in the playground nearby and always fighting to bat first. I could only play with the so called Cosco ball as it was the name anyone knew, even a kid who had just begun to play cricket. Cricket and Cosco are synonymous and can’t be separated ever. Let few things be the way they are! That retains the charm. Sometimes wrong sounds right, doesn’t it?