Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Introduction to Cricket

Yesterday evening Lisa and I, along with our hosts Rtn. Shantha Narayanan and Rtn Naghma Sharma and some fellow members of their Madras Temple City Club had dinner at the Madras Cricket Club. It was quite fascinating to see the grounds and learn that when filled to capacity the venue hums from the energy of some 50,000 people.

Cricket is a religion here and being able to set foot where major teams from around India and the world come for matches was amazing. We had the pleasure of meeting a famous Cricketer, Srinivasaraghavan Venkataraghavan, who played many years for the Indian national team and later was a very well respected umpire. He graciously guided us around and along with others throughout the night provided some insight into cricket and it's history in India.

What a fabulous evening we had filled with a small glimpse into the world of cricket alongside some interesting and engaging conversations with all.

1 comment:

Matt Womack said...

I am a big sports fan, but I don't know anything about Cricket. I'd love to get such a great intro! Glad you're having fun along with the work.