In-Cricket World Cup 2015

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Why Cricket Is Getting Boring

I've been following cricket ever since I was a child and I love the game more than most. Yet in recent years, I find myself alternating between great interest in it to downright indifference. I am currently in the "who cares" phase and it has reached a point where I frankly couldn't be bothered to watch a single ball being bowled. So, why don't I give a hoot about any of it? I decided to do some introspection.

Boston's Hit Wicket: A Tiny Corner For Cricket

Sid or the proverbial Siddhartha is not guzzling Sam Adams, Boston's most-famous local beer. He still likes his Kingfisher, with red and blue feathers, and bottled in Bangalore. And more so, when he is immersed in Hit Wicket. Not the one he bowled during his kindergarten days in Chennai, but his favourite destination to watch the Cricket World Cup 2015 in Boston. For me, Hit Wicket was about more than its delectable fare: it epitomised the push and pull of identity between Boston and the game.
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How A Cricket Match Turned Into A Witch Hunt

Every now and then we seem to completely lose our perspective and our decency. The game becomes more than just a sport. We ridicule needlessly, engage in senseless verbal violence and, as in our most recent case, flaunt our misogyny. When Virat Kohli, India's projected saviour during its World Cup crisis, played that fatal shot and his girlfriend watched from the stands, a section of the frustrated Indian fan club was already making up their mind -- If India lost, Anushka Sharma was to blame.