Cricket and Spirituality: A Tale of Two Mathematicians

cricketmathematicsspiritual2I was just wondering what to write about. I started off on my blog not because I planned to start a blog it just happened. I penned some articles regarding my memories of the past cricket world cups as I felt nostalgic thinking about the Cricket World Cup 2015 staring soon in Australia and New Zealand. I shared a few of these articles with my friends who advised me to start a blog and here I am writing one more article for my blog. After I posted all my cricket related articles under the category cricket world cups I added an entirely different category spiritually speaking two categories as different as chalk and cheese. I figured why not. Now that I am committed to my blog I just wondered what to post next.

Thinking of Ideas I went off on a wild goose chase. As I debated If my next article should be on cricket, spirituality or politics I went on a search spree on Google for Ideas related to the content of my next post. I first thought of writing an article on India Pakistan World Cup match tomorrow and make a prediction regarding the result. Trying to pen an article to predict the result of the India Pakistan match I stumbled on a Mathematics Professor’s take on the variables involved in predicting the result of an ODI match. The article Predicting the winner in One Day International Cricket aroused my curiosity and the author was doing mathematical modeling to understand the factors which predict the outcome of a cricket match. That made for some interesting reading and my interest waned off as the research paper became too technical to keep my attention span going. As I finally dropped the idea of posting an article regarding the India Pakistan match I veered and turned to the other category spirituality.I continued with my search spree on Google and all of a sudden I was researching quantum physics and the ability of quantum physics to bridge the gap between science and spirituality. This led me to an another interesting article titled Mathematics Science and Spirituality written by another Mathematics Professor who was elegantly trying to explain how mathematics is spirituality in disguise.

My quest to write an article led me to discover two mathematicians who used their primary expertise to analyze what interested them Cricket and Spirituality. I did find a story Cricket and Spirituality: A tale of two Mathematicians to write about in the end. I was able to come out with a article linking my two different categories thanks to the power of Google enhancing my knowledge and understanding the universal applicability of Mathematics.

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RS is a deep thinker. His hobby is to analyze and reanalyze. Out of a passion to analyze he started this blog

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