Women’s And Men’s World T20 Is Over, More Cricket Matches To Follow; Beware Of Sports Mania


Be it Women’s T20 World Cup or Men’s, West Indies emerged victorious in both. In Women’s T20 World Cup they claimed a maiden title defeating Australia, a three time Women’s World T20 champions. They chased the total of 149 in 19.3 overs with eight wickets in hand. According to the BBC, Stefanie Taylor, captain of the team was declared Player of the Tournament for making 246 runs and snatching eight wickets. Early in the evening, West Indies women did a victory dance at Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Sunday, April 3. Later in the evening on the same ground, West Indies Men’s team chased 156 runs in 19.4 overs defeating England by four wickets. West Indies needed 19 runs in the final over. According to ABC News, Carlos Brathwaite turned the game by hitting four consecutive sixes, making the men’s team World T20 champions for the second time.Like us on Facebook Earlier in February, West Indies under 19 cricket team won the maiden world championship title against India at Mirpur in Bangladesh. 2016 Health and Fitness Goals, Make It Happen Today With the arrival of T20, cricket has never been the same again. Highly charged, short game of 20 overs with lot of dramatic twists and turns, has hooked sports lovers to TV sets across the world. However, cricket or any other sports can be addictive. They wreak havoc on your mind and body when you are just a spectator. You can tremendously get caught in the web of game analysis and fervor sitting on your couch even though you know it is not going to help players on the field. When you love the game, you get emotionally charged up while watching sports on television. Anticipating a game to turn or thoughts of losing and wining can build up anxiety in mind. When your team or player does not perform well it can make you angry and irritable leading to stress. Mourning the losses and celebrating the victories give you an excuse to go high on junk food, colas and alcohol. In addition, being glued to TV set for long hours, drinking or eating every kind of junk food and not even getting up to answer nature’s calls can trigger many lifestyle disorders like hyper-acidity, biliousness, dyspepsia, and constipation, according to Heathizen. You are free to enjoy the game, it can open and free up your mind from daily drudgery of work and life. However, involving yourself in the game beyond the limit is a sign of mania, which is bad. Strike a healthy balance and enjoy the game in a relaxed manner. Remember- It is just a game! Photo Source: Wikimedia, Pixabay