What did the dark lungi guy do?


Pix Credit: Roland Parton

This beautiful pic was captured in Wellington, New Zealand. Roland's description - "View from the cable-car-station in the Botanical Gardens down to Lambton Harbour. The green plain to the right are the cricket grounds of Kelburn Park."

This pic reminds me of the umpteen times that I have gone past cricket fields while sitting in a train, seen just the bowler running in to bowl and wondered immediately after losing the view what the batsman would have done to that delivery. Most of those cricket fields were in villages in interior Andhra and the players would more often than not be wearing colorful lungis. So my thought process would go something like - "Would that dark lungi guy (batsman) have gone on the front foot? - That short white lungi guy (bowler) seemed like the full-length type bowler. Did he drive straight past him? May be it was a full-toss. May be he cross-batted it straight down the throat of the fielder at cow corner". Well, It usually was one of those fields where the cow corner did have real cows grazing.

How many of you have wondered the same?

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Blogger Gopal 1:45 AM

Came here from Prem's blog - What you said is so true - its innumerable times that I've craned my neck from cars, buses, trains, to see the outcome of the delivery. Even now, the backdrop for your blog shows a kid bowling on a beach. What kind of delivery is that? From where the ball is (just out of the bowler's hand) it seems like it would at least be a full toss. A suggestion: Like in Question of Sport's 'What Happened Next', why dont you post similar pictures of random people bowling and ask us where the ball would pitch - how it would be played, etc. If you could get pictures of the aftermath to post as a solution, nothing like it!    



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