At the age of 11, you play book cricket with player names like Victor Trumper, Trevor Goddard and Pankaj Roy.
"I want to raise my hand and say one thing. Those who complain about my love for the game or commitment to the game are clueless. These are the only 2 areas where I give myself 100 out of 100."
- Sachin Tendulkar, as told in an interview published in Bengali newspaper Anandabazar Patrika after his 100th International century (translated by weldone)
When you have a dream that India winning the world cup was a dream. You wake up and reassure yourself that it did actually happen.
1. Read from the first post and loved each and everyone of them as I do most of them as well. Gun thread.
And to add on,
2. when you get scolded by each and everyone around you that cricket is going to ruin your life and your career
3. when you start a fantasy competition in paper in your college since most of your friends were not willing to pay and play it in cricinfo and update the scores for all players after every match manually
Can say a lot more but it might tend to look like boasting so will stop here..
You know you are obsessed with cricket when you get up at 4am to watch a series you know you are likely to lose before it even starts. Will still get up for the 4th test even if we are 3-0 down if only to try and spot my dad in the crowd.
- As featured in The Independent.
"Predictably, the ending of his international career did not end the argument about Pietersen's merits, as an army of informed commentators and Piers Morgan weighed in to defend or attack him."
- The Guardian's Andrew Anthony
You know you're obsessed with cricket when a Sky commentator mentions a Test match player who retired thirty years ago, and you remember his Cricketweb all time rank, and why you trashed him because of his stats against non-minnows.
When you agree to be the mascot for your provincial cricket team, which involves dressing up in a spandex one-piece suit and showing occasional dashes of speed.
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