Thursday, June 29, 2006

Hangover

I reached Delhi almost a month ago and somehow timed it perfectly with the World cup. It took me 3-4 days to get over a little bit of disorientation - a combination of jetlag and the fact that I'd finally packed up and left Boston. Since then the World cup has been dictating my life. The matches have started around 630 in the evening and gone on till almost 3 at night. I've watched almost every match including the postgame and pregame shows. But the last two days have been awful with no football to watch. Even my parents, who have a passing interest in the world cup, have gotten used to having football on the TV through the evening. Can't imagine what it must be like for fans of teams which have made it to the quarterfinals. Tomorrow's game (Argentina-Germany) has received so much hype that even cricketers are on the news channels talking about that game rather than the final test match between India and West Indies which starts tomorrow. If India ever makes it to the world cup, cricket will suffer a huge loss as the national pastime. The sad part is that the intense part of the world cup is over and it's just 7 more games to go. The third place match is always a waste of time.

How are the rest of you coping these days?

3 comments:

Anshuman said...

In addition to there not being any games the last couple of days, I've had to cope with you not posting.

Tabula Rasa said...

folks visiting...

Beks said...

I don't think cricket will ever be replaced by football. Miriam Paul says download stats for football are abysmal.