Details like weight, roughness, and size are familiar by those who’ve played.

The sense is unfamiliar to those who haven’t.

You might’ve held a cricket ball once and think you know the feeling;

but you don’t.

The reason being:

You haven’t held it as something once feared.

Cricket players have.

There’s a comfort in tossing the ball back and forth to no longer fear it. That same comfort is what allows the player to welcome the ball…