The Olympics are apparently in full swing now. Sitting here in India, you’d never know it. Not exactly a country suited for winter sports, India has just four athletes in Italy. And the other day the Super Bowl made no news here — not even the questionable refereeing.
Here it is cricket or nuthin’. Thankfully the Indian team has finally handed Pakistan a few losses so the country seems to be in better spirits. Why the Indians are not the world’s most super-dominant cricket power escapes me. It sort of seems like soccer in Brazil; you have a country with a billion people, half of whom seem to be playing cricket at any given time and often in the most unlikely places. That’s a huge talent pool to draw from.