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#almostcricket, the roll call

Updated: Oct 4, 2023

The names of cricketers I knew before I got married

  • Sachin

  • Dhoni

  • Kohli (do you like the caricature?)

  • Sourav Ganguly

  • Rahul Dravid

The names of cricketers I know now

  • Sachin

  • Dhoni

  • Kohli

  • Sourav Ganguly

  • Rahul Dravid

  • Another Rahul, K L Rahul

The above has nothing to do with my fading memory, my inability to learn, or my keenness to stay updated with current news. Also, it has little to do with my interest levels when it comes to cricket. And I insist on proving it here.

The names of Bollywood actors I knew before I got married

  • SRK

  • Shah Rukh Khan

  • King Khan

  • Rahul (All of the above)

The names of Bollywood actors I know now

  • SRK

  • Shah Rukh Khan

  • King Khan

  • Rahul (All of the above)

  • All the ladies dressed up in co-ord sets

  • All those who are seen around Mannat (note to self: strikethrough, as is not funny)

Other extremely popular things I should know of but I don’t know (or own)

  • Never borrowed a copy of Fifty Shades of Grey from the library or a friend

  • Never watched a single episode of Game of Thrones

  • Never owned, worn a co-ord set

Addendum to: The names of cricketers I knew before I got married

  • The name I missed out on: Yuvraj Singh (my Chandigarh roots)

  • Disclaimer: The names are mentioned in random order and have nothing to do with seniority, experience, greatness, worship quotient, and more. The list is meant for entertainment purposes only and I do not intend to hurt the sentiments of any individual, community, cult, or WhatsApp group.

Addendum to: The names of cricketers I know now

  • Mithali Raj

  • Who is that guy with long hair?

  • Who is that guy with a goatee?

  • Who is that almost bald guy?

  • It’s Jaspreet or Jasprit (my Chandigarh roots pushing to get the spelling right)?

Rewind to how it all started (and support if you want it to last) Tell me: What you want to read next or don’t. Just send over a gift card. I am also now open to collaborating for exposure.

This continues to be a foolish idea because

  • I STILL know nothing about cricket

  • We all think we know something about cricket

  • I am an Indian, I better know something about cricket (Let’s not stereotype, please)

  • Nobody READS anymore, we only watch REELS

  • Nobody READS


  • I have to write about cricket for 16 days in all


  • Nobody READS except the 132 who DID

  • I don’t have to pretend to know something about cricket

A hashtag I thought I'd never use

P.S.: I hope to write for 17 days until the CWC 2023 kickstarts, so if you want to suffer (with me) keep coming back here for daily doses of what for now and for the lack of a better name I am calling my #notaboutcricket project, #almostcricket. If you’re into the LIKE, SHARE, and SUBSCRIBE to the FREE PLAN (damn!!) way of living then, of course, you can do that too. I also accept gift cards, just saying. Reach me at

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This is gold!!!

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