Tuesday, May 24, 2011

How to talk about cricket without knowing anything

The next time the conversation turns to cricket and people turn to you for inputs, fire one of these:
"But if you compare this to that innings in Sharjah…" There is no need to know which innings. If anyone clarifies, just agree with him or her. Nobody really remembers any innings from Sharjah. Except two of Sachin's.
"When you think about it, it was a pretty good toss to lose." When used early enough in a match, this sounds very pundit-like. When people ask you why, just point at the TV and say: "Look at the ground, dude!"
"Ha ha ha! At least they don't have to score 21 off one ball!" Use whenever someone is batting and you sense desperation. Or if it begins raining. This refers to a notorious moment of cricketing history that South Africa have never really recovered from.
"Whatever! This format is meaningless…" Use anywhere, at any moment in any match. And say it with disdain. You will sound either modern or purist, depending on what match it is.
"He looks a little like that Yorkshire player from the 70s no?" No one will want to admit that they know nothing at all about county cricket. So they will hem and haw and try to avoid your question. You will look like a genius. 

Taken from: http://www.espncricinfo.com/page2/content/story/516365.html



At 9:07 pm, Blogger [[[ x Smiley x ]]] said...

Haha! Nice one! :D

At 8:26 am, Blogger Tauqeer said...

Thank you thank you! :D


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