With the ICC T20 world cup fever having taken over the nation in its grip, everyone in the cricket loving country seems to be talking about cricket leaving very little for other topics of discussion. However its this predominant love of the nation for the game which makes me wonder that of the many sports played in this country it has to be cricket that has caught the fancy of the masses.
Though cricket is considered a sports and a game of skill, I however do see a certain degree of chances, just as I do in the game of 13 Cards Indian Rummy. Yes! One needs to look closer at certain things about cricket as a game to understand that so much of the game depends on chances as it does on the skills of the players, just as in the case of a game of rummy.
Like 13 Cards Indian Rummy and Rummy Games Online, cricket too begins with a toss. While the toss in cricket is literally flipping of a coin in air to decide which team would want to bat first, in 13 Cards Indian Rummy and Online Rummy a card is doled to each player to conclude who begins the round first. In both cases, the beginning of the game is left on chances unlike in other games where skill counts.
Light, weather, humidity, wind flow and pitch conditions are all factors of chances in the game of cricket and likewise the captain of the team decides on his plan and strategy of the game. Similarly in a game of rummy it is the cards doled out to the player which helps the player to decide on his/her plans and strategy of that particular round of the game. Like in cricket, the captain may change his strategy depending on the way the game progresses, just as in rummy the deciding factor is the progress of the game, the groups formed and the possible melds of sequences and sets may be reshuffled and regrouped. Ironically the sequences in rummy are also called runs just as in cricket, where players physically run between wickets to score for their team.
Analytical study of the game and analytical study of each player of the opponent’s team is an important factor in cricket to win, similarly in 13 Cards Indian Rummy it’s the analytical study of the opponent’s cards that helps in winning the game. Each batsman, besides glancing the field does a rough study of the bowler’s moments analyzing the game plan with his next ball just the same way as the player in rummy studies the opponents cards and melds from what cards they discard and pick from the discarded pile of cards.
In cricket the performing batsmen are set as pairs to perform and score, similarly in rummy, cards are set in groups to perform and score. Like in 13 Cards Indian Rummy we have the printed jokers which are dependable, so in cricket where the performing players act as the jokers on whose shoulder the winning of the game largely depend. As in rummy, the wild cards are selected to act as jokers, so in cricket sometimes the applaud and the crown and glory of the game is taken by a wild card player, a not so promising player who suddenly plays so well as to surprise his team, critics and audience alike to win a game.
The only thing that separates rummy from cricket is the wagers. Wagers on a game of cricket is illegal and punishable under the Indian law while you can play a game of rummy online and set a wager in real cash and win real cash as rewards and doing this is absolutely legal.