Friday, April 1, 2011

Broken Arm

Well, it was just a matter of time, I suppose. Our first broken arm, which happened during an early morning match of the non-contact sport of cricket. Probably just the first of many.

Meanwhile, cricket mania has consumed India. The Indian team won its much anticipated semi-final match against Pakistan on Wednesday, and tomorrow (Saturday, April 2) will play in the finals in Mumbai against Sri Lanka. Everything will be shut down, there will be large screens set up in every apartment complex, and millions will watch the match on TV. Think of the Super Bowl, for an American equivalent, but held only every four years (the soccer FIFA world cup would be the natural analogy for most of the world). New commercials will be rolled out on the TV, with the most expensive tv ad time for the year. Actually, given inflation, and overall wealth in India, the ad rates will probably be record setting highs. And I will be one of the hundreds of millions watching along.


1 comment:

J. Luke said...

How does one break an arm playing cricket?