Cricket world cup 2007. All were waiting for it for so many days. Countdown had started 30 days back. It was there all over in newspapers, TV ads and even advertising hoardings. I am having a look at world cup quiz in Times of India from last 3 weeks. I discuss about the same with my colleague Naveen during lunch time. Some trivias are too good and make us to recall exciting moments of previous world cups.
But when I sat yesterday for watching first match between West Indies and Pakistan, I felt too bored. It’s the same competition between bat and ball on a 22 yards strip. All the excitement generated over last 2 weeks went off in a jiffy. This will be there for next few weeks. I feel except for one or two matches majority of first round matches will be one sided. Lets hope that the contest will be thrilling, from 'super 8' onwards.
One major problem with this world cup is that in India we can see only 50 overs without sacrificing our sleep, because of almost 12 hrs time-zone difference. My friend in Manish, who is doing MS in United States, is having a nice time. He can see all the matches without skipping his sleep, which he usually does for matches played in India.