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…