Lately, I've found it impossible to watch cricket. This is not some dig at the IPL. I am pretty meh about it. Meaning, I really don't care as long as there is cricket to watch and rant about. But not this time. This time I am stuck.
You need to know a little background info before I say anything further. I can watch every minute of a test match between Bangladesh and Zimbabwe, in fact I have. I sat patiently through every day of the India vs Sri Lanka tests and ODI's. I even tuned in to watch the seven ODI's between Australia and England and later on Australia and India. If I had access to domestic cricket, I would probably have watched that too. Cricket just draws me like a zombie to the living (you weren't expecting the traditional analogy were you?).
This is the first time I am watching the IPL from the very beginning. I started following it midway last year since I did not get it on tv and only decided later that annoying live streams that don't work, are a small price to pay for cricket. I wasn't blown away by it but it was a necessary dose. This year for the first time ever, I switched off a cricket match and went to study. It wasn't the match because I wasn't that thrilled to watch the next couple of games either.I joined twitter thinking it will be fun during matches. But even that failed to excite me. I was appalled to learn there are 20 more group games to go (Thanks Adi for increasing my misery!).
This has never happened to me before, so I am genuinely trying to figure out why I don't give a shit about the IPL. I only check the score or look at my live stream when someone says something interesting on twitter or I realize that a Saffa is playing. But really, I can't focus on it for more than a couple of minutes. I will every game to end even before they have started.
If you think I am sick, then please prescribe me something. If you think it's the IPL then call Modi and tell him not to extend this to 94 matches next year. I am pretty certain people will stop watching half-way and only come back during the semis. As I am probably going to do from now on.
But what about my daily dose of cricket then? Do any of you have a link to county cricket? Or Pro20? Cricket tragic over here very desperate for some matches...but can't watch the ones she has access too!
Life is truly cruel.