International issues

Will USA go cricket crazy?

I do feel that Cricket will soon gain importance in USA and the person behind it will be none other than Mr. Barack Obama. Don’t dismiss this as the wishful thinking of some one who hails from a Cricket Crazy land. No at all. The other day, he revealed two things; one was that he can cook “Keema” and ‘dal’ and the other was his love for Cricket and he owes these two qualities to his Pakistani friends who were his room mates during his college days.

And, because he is a Cricket fan it could be taken for granted that he would have enjoyed the just conclued Twenty – 20 in which Pakistan emerged victorious.

Of course it is not as easy as saying “I woke up one morning and found myself famous” but still, it can co – exist with rugby, soccer and basket ball and enter the international arena and make cricket more popular.

Author: P U Krishnan

First things first. I am one of those retired chaps who are young at heart. I watch cricket matches and jump for joy when Tendulkar scores yet another century. I read newspapers and books too, though I am not crazy about them. I think I have a mind free from hatred and I owe it to the wonders of nature and music. I scribble something now and then and call myself a writer! Though I have settled in Ooty, a lovely hill station in Tamil Nadu—I must emphasize the fact that I was born and brought up in Tellicherry in North Kerala and studied in the good old Government Brennen College. Of and on, my mind goes back to my ancestral house at Tiruvangad in Tellicherry in front of an ancient Sri Ram temple. I am indebted to this wonderful place which inculcated in me a love for cricket and literature. But all said and done, I am an Indian first.

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