Friday, April 1, 2011
If any of you are interested in cricket.
http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/eticket/story?page=110329/Cricket An ESPN reporter by the name of Wright Thompson travels to India in an attempt to try and understand the sport of cricket. His focus is less on the finer points of the game than on the complex and interdependant relationship between cricket, Indian culture, and cricket's God, Sachin Tendulkar. This article requires a fairly sizable time commitment, especially by ESPN article standards, but it's one of the best pieces of sports writing I've ever read -engaging and very entertaining. Not only does it give you a terrific sense of cricket, but it gives you a terrific sense of India, period. If you've got some time on your hands and you want any sense of what is going on in India right now, this is a must-read.
Posted by tmeyer at 10:37 AM