Wednesday, March 05, 2008

my experience at the cricket

On Sunday, SP, Kym and I went to the cricket - and oh my word what an experience. I had no idea what to expect as I have never been to the cricket before.

It wasn't the most entertaining game I have ever seen, the highlight being Tendulka's century but here are some of the things I observed at the cricket:

1. A streaker. I have no idea how they even make it on the pitch but anyway they did. Had to look away!
2. How there were a lot of drunken people shouting annoyingly ALL day long.
3. How said drunk people thought they were funny but were not funny at all. At least if they were a little bit funny it wouldn't have been so painful.
4. How other drunk people laugh at said drunk people trying to be funny, thus encouraging the said drunk people to continue thinking they are funny and to continue being annoying.
5. How rude the crowd were.
6. How rude Harbhajan Singh was.
7. How Harbhajan Singh DID make monkey guestures to the crowd - I saw him do it!
8. How passionate and fun the Indian supporters were.
9. How long of a day it was. We arrived at 2.15pm and left at 10.15pm.
10. How hot it is when you are sitting in the direct sunlight for 4 1/2 hours.
11. How even if you apply factor 30 sunscreen 3 times in 4 1/2 hours you still really catch the sun.
12. How the crowd entertain themselves by seeing how long they can make a beer snake. (I had no idea what this was but it is where people put all the empty plastic beer cups together to form a 'snake').
13. How disgusting the sausages in those hot dogs you can buy look. Blah!
14. How many people got chucked out of the cricket ground.
15. How most people in the members stands do not participate in the Mexican wave.
16. How fast the bowlers bowl, you really don't realise how fast they bowl on TV. It's fast.

It was good to attend a good old game of cricket but I am not sure that I would go again! Maybe to a shorter game like 20/20.


Alison said...

Sounds like you had a real cultural experience... :)

Nixter said...

I most certainly did!