Three of my friends are going to Pakistan to cover the Test series, and I’m jealous. Wouldn’t have wanted to go on a full-length tour myself but two weeks would have been nice, especially after appetite had been whetted by Pundits in Pakistan.
Coincidentally all these gentlemen blog, in varying degrees. There’s the noble Headlines Today journalist Shamya Dasgupta, an old friend from the pre-journalism days (that’s long before anyone had cellphones, if you want an easier reference point). There’s Amit, with whom much fun has been had in the last few days, and who regaled us with cricketing cliches the last time he covered a series. And now I learn that young Chandrahas will be touring as well.
The closest I’ve ever come to covering a cricket match is when I watched a Test on TV and then mailed "match reports" to thenewspapertoday.com (where I was working the graveyard shift at the time; so basically double duty). And even that was India-Zimbabwe. Oh well. Have fun guys, and spare a thought for me when you’re feasting on kebabs. (Not the galoutis though, you’re welcome to those.)