There was a time when the occupational hazards of cricket were limited to the occasional gin-and-tonic spilt on pristine flannels in fits of un-English excitement. On the genteel ovals of ye olde England, little transpired in the gentleman’s game to cause gentlemen much distress. Accidents, of course, did happen. Perhaps the most well-known […]
It was initially with a sense of amusement that I read of the reaction of Maharashtra’s Minister of State for Home to the sight of cheerleaders at the recent IPL match in Mumbai. Mantriji apparently thinks that it was “absolutely obscene” (http://www.dnaindia.com/report.asp?NewsID=1161274). Shatru bhaiyya agrees. Hardly surprising.
This is a rather familiar and sadly hypocritical line […]
You might have gathered the impression that yours truly is not particularly fond of cricket. Just so you don’t go away with the wrong impression, “I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT”! It’s crazy. It takes too many people to play it, it takes all day to play (not 20-20, of course) and it’s rules are confounding. But […]