Updated: Oct 4
Questions I’ve asked and I shouldn't
Who is playing?
Who is playing against whom?
Who is playing? (For, I haven’t waited to hear the reply, the first time and am hoping to hear and remember this time; really!)
They’re still playing?
(A few hours later) Are they still playing? (It’s a one-day)
(A few days later) Are they still playing? (It's a test) Whose patience is being tested, here?
Do you get paid to watch them? Or only they are making money?
What are you watching? (I don't learn)
When will the match be over?
Again, who did you say was playing?
Bangladesh vs. who? Do they have teams?
So, you watch a match even when India is not playing?
Oh, they have purple jerseys, who are they?
I’ll watch the last over only if India is winning, works?
Okay, I can come to the pub for a match, will there be popcorn?
Do I have to watch the full thing? (I never have)
Did you just order another jersey? (A lot more on this in the coming days)
Can you tell me what just happened? (He uses some acronyms with full passion, ‘So, that was zzz…. ‘Aah ok!') I have no idea what just happened.
What are you doing on your phone? (Checking score). But, aren’t you watching the match? (Checking stats)
Can we change the channel? (Hands over the remote, and gets glued to refreshing cricinfo)
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A hashtag I thought I'd never use
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