"In the Divine Game, I am the only Live Child. I play with the universe. The so-called beings and things are to Me as toys. Like a child—for it is all a reflection of My Game—at times, I appear to show more interest in some—of course, not without reason or rhyme, though all is Me and I equally reside in all eternally."
From a letter from Mehera, we read that "Beloved was very happy the day the cricketeers came (April 2, 1959). He told them of His love for this game and that He was particularly very good behind the wickets. He was a member of the junior cricket team of the St. Vincent High School, but He was selected as a wicket keeper even in the senior team. Baba said that, from His childhood days, He was always chosen as a leader by His schoolmates, and, whenever there was a quarrel or fight amongst the students, Baba invariably was chosen to arbitrate between the quarreling parties. Baba said, ‘When I was a child, children got attracted to Me; and when I grew up, God was attracted to Me; and when I became One with God, people all over the world became attracted to Me. I was a student of the Catholic School, St. Vincent; and just recently, at the request of the principal, Father Rego of St Joseph's School, Bombay, I, the Avatar of the Age, visited the school, embraced and blessed 1,500 students and in this Catholic school, Eruch declared me as 'One of them,' and as 'a Compassionate Father and one with God.'
"Baba said He loves children. When He meets children, He becomes like a child. He loves to play marbles with them, fly kites, and play cricket. Often when He is driving in a car and if time permits, and He finds small children playing cricket with a plank as a bat and a rubber ball, Baba would ask the car to be stopped and watch the game with interest. Baba has many a time explained that His visits to witness cricket matches and sitting amongst crowds intently watching the game, has a great spiritual purpose behind it.
"While describing His childhood days and love of the games, Baba told the pressmen, 'I am One with God; and when you give reports of this meeting to your papers, you should include also, that, as One with everything and everybody on all levels of consciousness, I live the respective roles at the same time.'