I will admit it. I am not too fond of cricket as a sport. I don't enjoy watching it on the television and even at a live game. It always seemed rather long and boring and I was right ! A cricket match is about 8 hours long !!! Why on earth would one waste that much time watching it ? Why,
oh why ?!!
So... I have a husband who enjoys the sport and loves watching matches... He likes other sports as well, but there's just something about cricket. Hence my lesson and "coerced" interest to this sport.
I remember going to a match when I was at university with a few friends. I realised that I needed to know more about what I was watching, so I pestered them during the match with questions such as "so, what's an inning?", "how many overs are there?". I still don't know what's an inning, think I will have to google that, later. Anyway my education on it seemed to grow - I can now decipher the score and so on.
This was fueled by me watching a few matches in the past weeks. Yes, I watched cricket matches ! Only ones where South Africa played though, and only a few, but I suppose it's a start.
The match between South Africa and West Indies was quite entertaining. I remember giving my hubby running commentary. The old me would have been appalled ! It was fascinating to see the way Imran Tahir rejoiced after getting a batsman out, he seemed to go a bit overboard, but it was fun to watch. And when the Proteas hit a six and a four, even I did a silent cheer, held my breath when they took a run and felt a little disappointed when they had to go out.
I can't believe I'm going to say this but I am actually looking forward to watching tomorrow's match... Oh Joy! What have I gotten myself into ?!
All the Best Proteas !
- Posted from my previous blog: nabz14.wordpress.com on 17 March 2015