Step into the 22 – an ode to a fan

Are we alone and aim for success for our self, and claim all credit when we win. Or are there people behind us rooting for our success, like our parents, family, friends and fans. They make us believe in our dream… they are there when we are sad and down. They see our tears and cry alone for us, and pray in silence… for our success.

This poem is dedicated not only to the Pune Warriors team, but also to all of us who have to keep rising and face the challenge of the world – in life, in exams, in trust, in love and in hate.

This is a story of a cricketer… and their ode to their fans.

This is a story of a student… and their ode to their teachers.

This is a story of a son… and his ode to his mother

This is a story of a daughter… and her ode to her father

This is my story… and

This is our story!


When I step into the 22

Once more I step into the 22
To prove correct your belief in me
To put a last stand for your trust in me

Once more I step into the 22
Your blood, sweat and tears giving me the courage to stand up
With your cheers and cries motivating me to keep going on

Once more I step into the 22
Not to loose, but to give one final push to my body, mind and soul
To put up a good fight for my opponent to remember

Once more I step into the 22
To live for our dream, or to die a warrior’s death
And if I die may I have the honor to be born again for you

Once more I step into the 22
To rise up and to learn again
Learn to face the music of the world again

Once more I step into the 22
To redeem myself for the prayers and sacrifices you have done
And to be remembered as your Prince


About clarkprasad

Clark Prasad, alter ego of Suraj Prasad, could be called a mixed citizen. Born in Lagos, Nigeria he lived most of his life in New Delhi and educated in Lagos, Delhi, Mangalore, and Kozhikode. He has a Bachelor of Pharmacy degree and Post-Graduate degree in Management from Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode (IIM-K). He began his professional career in 2003 from one of India's top multinational pharmaceutical companies, and has moved on to different companies both in pharmaceutical industry and healthcare life sciences consulting. Presently he is with a Bangalore based analytical firm. About my first Book Baramulla Bomber: Science Fiction Espionage Thriller. Quantum Physics meets Ancient Vedas in background of Kashmir and Cricket Apart of writing, travelling and hiking he is deeply involved in alumni related activities for his Alma matter. He is the ex-President of IIM Kozhikode Executive Alumni Council, and on board of his pharmacy college NGSMIPS, Mangalore for development of new courses. Suraj’s favorite authors are Robin Cook, Jeffery Archer, Robert Ludlum, Frederick Forsyth and Tom Clancy. Books like ‘The Odessa File’, ´Patriot Games’, ‘Coma’, ‘Not a Penny More and Not a Penny Less’, and off-course ‘Da-Vinci Code’.

No comments yet... Be the first to leave a reply!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: