For the Love of Cricket

I think the first time I ever heard of cricket was in London in 2005. A Very Big Cricket Tournament was happening and the city was abuzz. I remember being somewhat baffled. And years later, I married a man who somehow convinces me to wake up at odd hours to watch cricket tournaments. Life is very strange sometimes….

The other day I was telling a friend the list of my favorite Bollywood movies and I mentioned the movie Lagaan. In case you don’t know, this movie is basically a giant cricket match. With singing and dancing. She bemoaned her boredom with the sport. I couldn’t help but laugh. This same fabulous friend shared this link with me today of “How Cricket Looks to Most People. She aptly noted, “And, just like a true cricket match, I only made it through about 3 minutes of it.”

Can you watch all 5 minutes?



Getting back to Lagaan. This is a great movie, people. It features Aamir Khan, whom we love. It has a creative and inspiring soundtrack. And, it has a white girl. (And cricket. But that’s just a small detail.)


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Miranda
    Feb 13, 2012 @ 21:07:00

    Hahahaha! It’s amazing how Aamir makes everything better, though, eh? Even cricket.


  2. Naomi
    Feb 13, 2012 @ 21:45:36

    Lagaan was my first Bollywood movie! Love it :)


  3. Team Oyeniyi
    Feb 14, 2012 @ 14:38:27

    Cricket – I live in a household that just doesn’t get the game at all – yet! A couple of them are trying it out at school!

    Tell Varun I like it very much – but I am an Aussie!


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