I think the first time I ever heard of cricket was in London in 2005. A Very Big Cricket Tournament was happening and the city was abuzz. I remember being somewhat baffled. And years later, I married a man who somehow convinces me to wake up at odd hours to watch cricket tournaments. Life is very strange sometimes….
The other day I was telling a friend the list of my favorite Bollywood movies and I mentioned the movie Lagaan. In case you don’t know, this movie is basically a giant cricket match. With singing and dancing. She bemoaned her boredom with the sport. I couldn’t help but laugh. This same fabulous friend shared this link with me today of “How Cricket Looks to Most People. She aptly noted, “And, just like a true cricket match, I only made it through about 3 minutes of it.”
Can you watch all 5 minutes?
Getting back to Lagaan. This is a great movie, people. It features Aamir Khan, whom we love. It has a creative and inspiring soundtrack. And, it has a white girl. (And cricket. But that’s just a small detail.)