They just don’t get tired of saying the very old yet familiar line, ” Ek ladka aur ladki kabhi dost nahin ho sakte” ( A relation between a boy and a girl can never be restricted only to friendship) but then they have also not met a certain gentleman called Mr sarcastic and a charming girl who goes by the name of Miss Cricketist.
These 2 strange characters began their journey in January 2003. It was a gorgeous morning and clear blue skies made it a perfect day. Both of them were loitering in the college campus as their lectures had been cancelled. Busy talking to her friends she suddenly heard a guy nearby saying 451 and then laughing away. She recognized him to be a classmate and also realized he was imitating her.451 was her roll number. Being shy by nature she would generally ignore but not that day. It was as if destiny had other plans. She went up to him and mocked his accent and everyone around burst out laughing. Later that day the two of them colided again in the college canteen. Miss cricketist was intently staring at the tv telecasting a match between India and Pakistan. Mr sarcastic walked by and couldn’t resist passing a comment, ” Why do girls watch the game when they don’t understand it.” She was too engrossed in the match and choose to ignore. He sat with his friends on a table behind hers and every now and then made quirky remarks on the match and players. Miss cricketist secretly laughed on a lot of them. Gradually people trickled out of the canteen leaving very few of them behind. Mr Sarcastic and Miss Cricketist sat alone on their tables hogging on pav bhaji and cheering India on at every ball. That is when something magical happened and began a life long friendship. Once again she approached him suggested that they watch the remainder of the match together. He was totally impressed and flashed a notorious smile to indicate a yes. He loved that she loved cricket and that she understood his sarcastic jokes. India won the match and that’s when they named each other Mr Sarcastic and Miss Cricketist.
Till today these two wierdos celebrate January as their very own friendship month. Over the years they relation has gone through a lot of tipsy tipsy times and created some beautiful memories too. The best amongst many is the marriage of Mr Sarcastic. She was his best man in the wedding and danced like a true best friend would to celebrate. With time the moments and memories faded but the comfort and warmth increased just like it happens with a pair of purani jeans.
Yes the two of them compare their bond to an old pair of denim and have no intention of discarding it ever.