It is a crazy form of cricket.
Surprisingly, in this season of the Indian Premier League (IPL), bowlers have come good, there are batsmen who still play their trademark classic shots, the art of picking up one's and two's has never been on better display and the fielding standards of teams have often altered the match result.
Yet, there is a sense of loss, of the leisurely atmosphere that test cricket and one-day cricket provides. Test cricket has an atmosphere akin to cows grazing in a field, for the audience, that is. It has a sense of poetry at times, rarely seen in sports nowadays, how 22 skilled men spend five days on the field, all dressed up in whites. One-day cricket at its best, is an epic battle that sways either way the whole day.
In subsequent posts, there shall be talk of the current IPL matches and about the league itself.