Times Square, The Statue of Liberty and India-Pakistan – T20 World Cup diary

India beat Pakistan in the high-voltage game. (PC: X.com)

Sports journalism is still fairly new to me, as it has only been eight months since I started. RevSportz provided me with an opportunity to join the team in October, and since then, there has been no looking back. The work environment has given me the right space and freedom to grow and become a better sports journalist. After grinding it out for eight months, I was informed that I would be part of the T20 World Cup coverage alongside Debasis Sen, my senior. Like any other cricket follower and admirer, I was thrilled beyond measure.

We landed in New York City on June 2, and the days have flown by. With work around the clock, it has been a fruitful and hardworking period so far. For a massive trip like this, budgets must be fixed to ensure that you can do your work appropriately while also allowing you to spend your time comfortably abroad. Currently situated in New York for the first leg of the World Cup, the experience has been fascinating, to say the least.

Amid all the hard work put into creating content and written material, one must keep a constant eye on expenditure in an expensive city. While we have been provided with an allowance that has allowed us to work enjoyably, it is crucial to understand the importance of living within our means. Debasis and I have kept our expenditure focused on necessities. This understanding of how to manage our money and where to allocate our spending has been helpful as the days go by, enabling us to save up for times when we might need it more.

The entire experience has been nothing short of extraordinary. Covering the T20 World Cup in the United States is a dream come true. Witnessing the India-Pakistan match was an unforgettable moment, and being part of such a historic event felt incredibly special. In addition to creating cricket content, shooting travelogues has made exploring the city much easier. Landmarks like Times Square, the Statue of Liberty, and New York City itself offer an emotional experience that can only be fully appreciated in person. The past 10 days have flown by, and with 20 more days ahead, Debasis and I are determined to make the most of it and create even more memorable experiences.