I am beginning to understand Cricket. The game, not the bug.
Dig it: a Cricket Wicket
I know, I’m kind of frightened by this as well.
But, it’s not my fault. Honestly. See the company for which I work has a lot of employees of Indian descent – almost all of them actually from
Workforce to the world
Now, that’s not enough in itself to teach me Cricket. I mean, it’s not like some osmotic process where working day-in and day-out with folks from
But I digress.
See, evidently, the Cricket World Cup is in full swing, with the initial elimination round just ended and the so-called “Super 8” just starting. I had no idea of this, but did notice that for the last two weeks or so, all of the Indian ex-pats in the office were completely abuzz with excitement and discussion. At first I thought they had gotten the order from
As it turned out, I didn’t need to swear fealty to my new overlords. Yet. They were dropping words like "Overs" and "Wickets" and the like, which I recognized from my close study of H2G2 as being related to this mysterious entity called Cricket.
So, I asked. And they answered.
No, I won’t give you a brief tutorial about the game, nor the ridiculous rules. But now, when I hear one of the guys say “
Chasing 152 with 6 wickets!
And you don’t.