Monday, December 18, 2006
haven't written anything for a long while now...two or three days. and haven't written anything good for...like...forever. anyway - cricket. still have no clue what makes it so heart-throbbingly popular, but that doesn't stop me from coming up with stories and theories about that elusive reason...its a series of one-on-ones. batsman against bowler. and since the bat is so much larger than the ball (weapon being larger than target), advantage is added on the bowler's side in the form of his fielders and wicketkeeper. that is one interesting position on the field/street/rooftop/any nook and/or cranny. anyway - back to the duel theory - so the bout between two individuals becomes an interesting spectacle. people will choose their favorite and back him for whatever reasons they might have...the quirk of individuality. new ways to manage a few quick overs never cease coming up. i'm sure there will be a Guiness record someday for the "most unique playground for playing cricket" - a place with a setting which just manage to get ball to bat - literally. people play in streets and alleys, of course, and that's acceptable. so acceptable, in fact, that it's been christened universally and is now celebrated nationwide as gully cricket. gali cricket. galli cricket. gulli kirket. the 'gully' is a fielding position, too. i was a little confused when i encountered this problem at the impressionable age of...i don't know...11? 12? it doesn't matter, i remember i was impressionable. that was when i first thought about the insanity surrounding the game. just made up another theory...oh and since i'm writing, i might as well write to remember - Guard Duty At City Dump. interesting. now back to cricket. forgot. oh yeah. physical sport. i figure cricket is something which doesn't necessarily involve too much effort or risk of injury. especially tennis ball cricket. so since you got nothing to lose but time (and considering you've wasted most of it anyway, on studying and stuff), might as well play! so...cool. heading down for some Howzzat...