Sunday, March 19, 2006

Cricket - cold champagne to tepid beer

Did you know that, numerically, cricket attracts as great a global following as football? No, nor did I.

I learnt that from Jonathon Keates' review of The Match by Romesh Gunesekera. The review also quotes the main character:

It was not meant to be about expectations”, he decides. “The experience ought to be meditative. The game, like life, was at best a slow slide from cold champagne to tepid beer.
I think Norm would have words to say about that.

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