I will be in London for a couple of days next week (enroute to India
to watch the Titan Cup and Test Series against South Africa:)) and
would like to do some shopping for cricket books.
Anyone care to recommend book stores in London that have
good cricket selections? Also, how easy is it to visit Lords
for a tour/walkabout?
Its a pretty wierd feeling to be looking forward to watching
live test cricket for the first time in 9 years. Sheesh. To look
forward to walking around in Delhi in the winter, listening to the
crackle of the radio commentary from pan shops, chai-wallahs and
school buses and the roars from sundry living rooms as a wicket
goes down, to waking up in the morning and settling down
with a half-dozen parathas to watch the pre-lunch session, to run
out for a quick cigarette at tea-time and run back so as to
not miss anything,..the list goes on. At times,I still can't get
over it. The anticipation is so intense that it doesn't really
matter what happens in my qualifiers next week. Maybe I'll
watch a SRT test ton, ball-by-ball, maybe a Azhar one. Maybe
RSA will thrash us, but hey, who cares?
Win or lose, test cricket rules.
"Takin' the piss? You're practically givin' it away, mate!" - ML