My Memorable First Goal in Football

Lots of philosophy in my posts.. Well this time I am trying for something new..

Football: 1 ball 22 players.. At a time only one man holds the ball.. The probability that one holds the ball depends on the team that one is playing against..I am not a good player but used to play this @ school…The only game i didn’t play in my 4 years @ IIIT-H for my house (Aakash)..

The story goes on like this.. The day before the match Arpit (captain of our house) asks me “Avinesh do you play football???”.. I was thinking “Oh God what happend to Aakash its asking for players like me”… Well I am not that bad at this game as I am describing..Two things you need to have to play football are idea of the game and stamina…I play as Right Out i.e. Forward line Right Wing in Hockey (Basic idea of the this is similar to football).. Only difference between them is ball is controlled with stick in Hockey and with legs in Football.. As far as stamina is concerned not a big problem these days (participated in 22km Half Marathon)..

Match Day (Debut Match) : Abhilash one of our star players was not feeling well.. I was working in the lab suddenly i got a message from him “Avi come to the football ground we have a match”…I reached the ground pretty early.. Practiced hitting the ball (longtime i touched football..)… Then i realized “Ahaa not bad avi not bad..”…

Then comes Arpit “Bhai thoda kicks practice karlo…”.. We practiced for a while ..

Now comes the team meeting..Captain Kabeer and Arpit were deciding the team..

Kabeer : “Which position do you play???”

( I was thinking “Wow first match and he is asking me for my favorite position.. that means iam in the team”..seriously which position do i really play ???? Right Out naah i.e Striker in Football naah.. First match and you ask for a striker position i.e. his position …not fair :P…)

Avinesh: “I can run well” .. (Goshh… what kindoff answer is that)

Arpit : “Offcourse you can run.. Then Midfielder..”

Avinesh: (Midfielder is too much for me) “Running is fine, but it should be with the ball.. Its not 100 m dash.. I would prefer playing defender..”

Arpit and Kabeer: “Fine Defender.. Central Defender or Right Back “

Avinesh : “Right Back”

Match Starts… Aakash Vs Prithvi (Prithvi is the strongest team on paper)

Prithvi played well initially.. We were getting few chances (truly speaking ball was on our side for the maximum time..)..Then suddenly our midfielder chips into their goal post.. Kabeer controls the ball and hits it to the Goalkeeper.. Ball deflects from the goal keeper and Saurav kicks into the 1-0 Aakash leading… good start…After few minutes comes equalizer from Aman (ball curves in and dips into the top corner).. 1-1.. Later Kabeer converts the controversy penalty chance for Aakash making 2-1.. 5 more minutes to go.. Privithvi house players were striking the ball into our goal.. We just needed to defend our goal..Then comes the cross from Pratyush and the ball was about to come to Aman.. As i was marking him I managed to deflect the ball.. but GOAL… GOAL … GOAL..

Oh no… my first goal and that too SELF GOAL… And that too 5 min to go.. If we would have won this match we would be going into the finals without any pressure.. Oh no Aakshian’s would remember me as the SELF GOAL guy who shattered their dreams of entering into the finals.. NO NO what happened.. Shit Shit…i shouldn’t have touched the ball.. I was feeling very bad that day first chance and that too i screwed up like anything.. Everyone came to me and said “Kya baath hain OWN GOAL..”.. I never faced this situation as I always played in the front line in hockey.. Mistake of a striker is not taken that seriously.. But one mistake of Defender is a big mistake…

Anyways it was Vayu who defeated Prithvi in qualifying round and gave us the ticket to the finals.. It was then my regret of OWN GOAL ended… Thank you Rahul and team (Vayu) once again ..

19 Responses to “My Memorable First Goal in Football”
  1. hellboy says:

    lolz .. ulti πŸ˜› .. but prithvi rks πŸ˜€ .. avinesh a “defender” :)) .. kewl .. nuvvu ilage own goals istu undalani prarthitunna πŸ˜€ ..

  2. mythalez says:

    lol .. aakash has a tendency to score own goals πŸ˜‰ (u might not know but some of my seniors in aakash were pretty good at that πŸ˜› )

  3. You really pushed your team forward πŸ˜› , anyway you have done good job on that day (If I’m an incorrigible liar πŸ˜€ :P)

  4. ShArK says:

    Sandeep Patanik-> Narasimhan-> Avinesh->??

    Akaash house sucks πŸ˜›

  5. Harith says:

    Dude, you played better than your other defenders that day. It was quite unfortunate for you to score that own goal. At least you tried to not let Aman score. Good job. Hard luck.

    “Bhai thoda kicks practice karlo…” Seriously ? This statement clearly tells what a foolish prick your captain is. If you play football after a long time, the first thing you do is practice control and passing. What use is kicking when the ball bounces 10 yards off your feet when you try to stop it ? And your choice as a defender was wrong. If there are other regulars who can play there, you should have left it ( or your capt. should have left it ) for them. Usually, n00Bs make mistakes that cost you bitterly. Luckily you didn’t make many. GG.

  6. anonymous says:

    Orei.. item hellboy.. blog mottam chadivi prithvi rocks antaventi ra.. vayu rocks πŸ˜€

  7. rp says:

    hey nice lighthearted read πŸ™‚
    ..and upholding house traditions also, rocking!

  8. Avinesh says:

    @ShArK: Well Akaash always rocks..These incidents happen..

    @Harith: Thanks dude..But it was my mistake i shouldn’t have played as a defender..

    @Pondy: Read the blog carefully..

  9. clickingthoughts says:

    seriously lolzz, good read too πŸ™‚

  10. hellboy says:

    @avi: chadiva .. thts y i wrote a “but” .. even after all these happenings, prithvi rks πŸ˜› ..

  11. haritha says:

    areey nee blog publicity kaa manchi topic meeda raasav …. watever prithvi rox πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  12. Aniket says:

    Dude, you have company. I scored an own goal 2 years ago. Even that match ended in a draw, we went on to the finals ended in the second place. And even I wrote a post describing the wonderful experience.

  13. Karan says:

    @ Shark. Case of sour grapes dude. Tch Tch πŸ˜›
    @ Avinesh. Dude, I thought you defended well that day. Anyways.. Good going, and all the very best!

  14. Rohith says:

    Who is the other team in finals btw?

    Why the heck dont we have live updates site for all sports in the campus? Its hard to follow from banjara hills you see πŸ˜›

    So you are saying “your” Rahul covered your mistake huh? Good Partnership you have then πŸ˜€

    Anyways all the best for the finals.. if it hadn’t happened already.

  15. @nks says:

    reminded me of the time when Bajpai did a self … God!! ppl were rolling on floor laughing .. πŸ˜€

    and for the note …
    i donno if akash sucks …

    but PRITHVI ROCKZZZ … !!

  16. Neeraj says:


    Well, all i have to say is, even after a long history of self-goals & missing penalties (Hail earth rotation & Patnaik! ) other teams jst cant beat us at this game.
    Aakash house has the tendency of reaching finals every freaking year!
    Says a lot about the other houses, eh?

  17. Saladi Rahul says:

    Nice post avi…. football is sometimes a very cruel game….you played well that day but for that mistake which resulted in a goal πŸ˜‰ …..

  18. sunanda says:

    hehe.. nice post!.. though, i din c the match, i can understand in what situation you would have been.. πŸ™‚

  19. Abhilash says:

    I never read this post. Sounds gr8 πŸ™‚ Just got a glimpse of the match πŸ˜›

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