Last time I talked about this and left the topic incomplete. And I don’t assure you to complete it this time. The last time I talked I said Cricket as a religion in India. And if it’s religion then Sachin is GOD. I thought of writing about cricket due to ongoing DLF cricket league. This is certainly heating up cricket fans.
This league started on 18th April. And I’m writing about this today. Almost 10 days later. Reason?? There is no reason for that. Just because I like to do things late and I’m a lazy person. You should call yourself lucky that you are reading this 10 days late. It could have been after the tournament. Let it be. Back to the topic.
The very hyped tournament made a good start and is gathering good crowd. It is also creating lot of controversies also. But these are necessary to get the limelight and selling of tickets. Cricket is going through a change that I don’t admire. The format of the games is 20-20. And there is no cricket involved here. It’s just murder of cricket. I see half-nude cheer girls, cheering after every wicket or boundary. I never expected such thing in India and in Cricket.
I cannot call 20-20 as cricket format. In this format there is nothing to play. Just get to the pitch and play with horizontal bat with as much power you can. That’s simple. I was amazed to see centuries being scored in 20 overs. And the balls taken for centuries were around 50 balls. There have been 200+ scores in 20 overs. There is rain or say tsunami of fours and sixes. This is certainly not cricket.
Why I’m talking about cricket when I don’t watch it much or don’t like it much. i don’t like cricket, But as a sports lover I love all sports. And don’t like things which removes the charm and the class of the sport. This murder of cricket will continue till 1st June. I watched 2-3 matches in my free time. Though eye soothing it was not worth watching.
Will continue writing about this..