In the age of internet and Direct To Home (DTH) services, cricket lovers still take the traditional means of media “Radio” to remain connected with their favourite game of cricket while doing their own work.
On Sunday, during the 6th one day international cricket match between India and Australia played at Guwahati, a fruit vendor Nazir Ahmed Malik outside Pradesh Congress Committee office at Shaheedi Chowk remained glued to his radio set when the match started at 8:30 in morning till end and didn’t miss any moment of the match.
It is his love for cricket that he carries along radio set to listen the commentary of match while doing his personal work. He remain busy in selling fruit and vegetables just 200 meters away from the official residence of chief minister and whenever gets free takes his radio set in his hands to get aware about the happenings of the cricket match.
Talking to HT, Nazir Ahmed Malik said, “I love listening cricket on Radio. The excitement which one gets while listening the cricket match commentary on Radio is price less and no other medium could give you such an excitement.”
Especially when India is playing Nazir Ahmed remains glued to the radio set throughout the match and side by side does his work.
“I didn’t want to miss any of the excitement between the match when India is playing and keep radio along me while working,” Nazir said, adding, “Relationship between me and radio goes back to my childhood when I started growing up. At that time there was no other medium thus radio became the indispensable part of my life. After that modern medium knocked the door and in 21st century the importance of radio has gone down but for me it is still there and I am hopeful it will remain there till my last breath.”
Radio still is favourite medium for people residing in far flung areas who couldn’t afford modern medium like television, internet and DTH but in place like Jammu where life is moving so fast radio still holds its place among the people.
“It is not that I couldn’t afford a television set but the satisfaction which I get through radio holds a special place with me,” Malik added.