26.9.07

we won!

Cricket mania is back, baby! Back a few months ago, "our" team lost in the cricket world cup, and everyone was so mad and depressed. Some of the star players' homes were trashed, and everyone had conspiracy theories. I thought I understood then just how crazy this country gets over cricket. But what we didn't know then is apparently there are two world cups! The second one is shorter and more viewer friendly, and started this month. It's been all Jaya can talk about, and she is very superstitious about her game watching practices. Well, as you can see by the picture, we won! I don't even understand cricket, but I am so proud of our guys. After the game was over, we heard crackers all night. The boys in blue arrived in the country today to a mob of well wishers and celebrations, and the news channels were on all day cricket coverage. Jaya made some snacks that her family only eats for major festivals, and she brought us some. We have nothing like this in the states, so I guess the best equivalent of it would be if America had one national baseball team, and our US Baseball team won the International World Series against our historical sports rival. Husband and I were trying to figure out who that rival would be, but we couldn't decide because we just have no basis of this.

Way to go, boys in blue!!

6 comments:

jrob said...

I think that I won, because I have the most beautiful wife in the whole world. I love you Emily.

SouthAsiaRocks said...

Whoo hoo! Go Boys in Blue!! That was the most exciting cricket match I think I've ever watched! It was so fun!!!! Did you see the "reliance dancers"? haha!

Dana said...

its okay my brain is like that sometimes too. yes, russia can be beautiful. but it can be not so pretty too. random ? how do you make a list of friends blogs to subscribe to. i would like to do that but cant figure it out. i'm still new to the whole blog thing. oh, and i'm working on the pics. but i have got some up on facebook now.if you have facebook...

Deanna said...

How about some baby news? How are you feeling?

Mom said...

These other comments are making no sense to me so I'm going to comment on the blog. Since you weren't here during the year that the Astros made it to the World Series, you can't identify. Our beloved team made it for the first time in the history of the franchise. This whole place was crazy! If that doesn't do anything for you, you can go with the year that the USA Baseball team beat Cuba in the Olympics. We had never beat Cuba for the gold medal and Ben Sheets (played with your brother in Cape Cod) was the winning pitcher and our boys did it. Way to go OUR boys in red, white, and blue! U-S-A

Nicole Wilson said...

hi!
my cousin Roslyn (who is in India) introduced me to your blog... so, i'm a new reader...
*but completely safe!

:o)
blessings... <><
nicole
Raleigh, NC
livingmercy.blogspot.com