Samir Chopra adds the Eastern Standard Time to his list of woes about this side of the States (as well as the downright awful weather we’ve been having, I imagine?). Like him, I missed the dramatic post-Tea session on Day 1, when the South Africans lost their mind.
I wish I had seen it live — though the highlights on cricket-online.tv are excellent — but I also like waking up in the morning, scrambling over to the computer the first chance I get and firing up the Cricinfo scorecard to see what I missed. It’s a moment of absolute dread and excitement. This morning, for instance, I went to bed with India at 120/2 — seven hours later, they could have either collapsed in a heap or pummeled the South Africans into submission (as it turned out, they did a bit of both).
Reminds me of the times I went on vacation in other parts of India with the family, and without a television nearby, I’d beg my father to buy me a newspaper so I could read what happened on the tour. It’s not the greatest way to follow the game, but it has its perks too, Samir.