Originally Posted by Prince EWS
How did you actually get into cricket, Daemon? I know you have some sort of Indian heritage; do your parent(s) follow the game?
My mom sort of does, but she's just a casual fan. I didn't care much for Cricket until about 12, when I first entered Secondary School. We were asked to go to tryouts for all the sports in our first week there and I got selected for Cricket and Hockey because I could field (didn't even know how to hold a bat ftr
), but I chose to go for Cricket because one of my friends was joining it too.
Started following the game with more interest after that and modeled myself after a right handed Irfan Pathan. Was progressing really well until 17-18 where I sort of stagnated and others overtook me. Haven't played much cricket since. aka Irfan Pathan. Maybe I'll make a comeback someday if I can get my lazy arse out of bed during my off days.
Originally Posted by ganeshran
Is cricket a popular sport in Singapore. The only way non SC expats would start playing is if the general population starts taking interest in the game
It's gaining popularity, but once again, mainly with the 3rd generation of expat kids, who are Singaporean by nationality but Indian/Pakistani/Australian by race. The Chinese blokes don't take to it, although there have been a few of them who've reached national level.