After lunch, Baba sat on the verandah surrounded by his lovers. The main hall was completely vacated, as Baba agreed to distribute trophies that day to several cricket teams of the Poona District Cricket Association. The different teams collected in the hall about 1:45 P.M.
Eruch read out Baba’s message to the cricket players:
I am happy to present these trophies today. When I was a boy in school and college, I played cricket. Now I play my divine Universal Game which includes cricket, and so I am still fond of that game.
It is good to excel in whatever one takes up, so long as there is a feeling of humility with this excellence, for this leads to love of God, and to love God as He should be loved is the best excellence. I give you my blessing that one day each of you may have this love.
May, 1963; Guruprasad