Form is temporary but class is permanent

Form is temporary but class is permanent

His unique skills had made him a very critical player for many years. But in the last year or so, he had hit a rough patch. After his injury, he didn’t seem the same player he once was. Though he had always been a bright prospect, the selectors were now losing patience. His technique was found wanting and he looked completely out of touch. Even in the field, he wasn’t able to catch the ball as it regularly bobbled out of his hands.

While the think tank wanted to give him two more chances, it seemed that his career had hit a wall and it was axiomatic that he needed to get his mind in a good space. Even he had started to feel that something in his mind was getting him pinioned so that he wouldn’t succeed.

His free-spirited personality which was the characteristic of Aquarius brought about his downfall and he just ended up hanging on to breadcrumbs of his past fame for comfort. The form was lost but it was upto him to ensure that it could be found again.

Linking to Ragtag Daily Prompt: Bobble, Fandango One Word Challenge: Catch, Your Daily Word Prompt: Pinion, Fiction Monday: Bright, Wordle #201

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  1. Loved this story with a great message! We should keep working toward our goals and with persistence our hard work will pay off. You have woven a wonderful story, Aseem.

    • Hardwork for sure always pays off. Sometimes it does take time but I do believe that good things do happen eventually to those who are persistent and work hard :).

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  3. It is tough to accept the thought of having to give up something one loves the most .. however sometimes it is good to go with the change instead of hankering for something which may not be possible any more. Enjoyed your writing style!

    • Oh that’s actually so true. Sometimes one has to accept the change. Thanks for stopping by :).

  4. That’s a sad story of quite a few sportsperson, isn’t it? I am not much into sports, though, but this story does remind me a bit of the character of Naseeruddin Shah in Iqbal. Not the same, but a sportsman who lost his spark with time.

    • True that. I guess the shelf life of a sportsman is quite small and therefore considering the fact that they always have to be on the money, it for sure is a tough life out there.