Originally posted by Airhead
Are cricket-matches 8 hours long? Doesn’t it get a bit dull for the audience…?
At international level a one day match is 7 hours playing time whilst a full test match (the higher form of the game) takes up to 30 hours of playing time spread over 5 days and there is no certainty of a result.
Boring? Rarely, but as I implied earlier in the thread, there really isn’t any point trying to explain the game to someone from a non-playing nation. To understand it, you have to have grown up with it, but if you do, it’s the greatest game on earth.
Oh, and as for machismo, there aren’t many games where you are allowed to direct a missile at someone’s head at 155 -160 kph every 2 or 3 minutes. (The batsmen wear helmets for a reason, you know. )