Wicket worship2 min read . Updated: 30 Dec 2011, 09:04 PM IST
Cricket in the subcontinent is much more than a game, a genteel one at that: It’s a proxy for war, a potent political and diplomatic tool, and the one religion that unites kings and commoners, holy men and brigands of every creed and colour. Far removed from its patrician origins on the estates of British nobility, cricket in the dusty fields and on India’s streets is a metaphor for life as it’s lived in its villages and cities—raucous, colourful, unfettered by rules, and eminently enjoyable.
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