Scene: Delivery boy from Paramesh Suresh Stores (of this post fame) arrives to give me the groceries I ordered a few minutes back
Me: Kitna ho gaya?
DB: Do sau ikyaasi
Me: (poor ginti skills, looking at bill) Acha, 281
Me: (taking out money to pay) Do sau ekyaasi... VVS Laxman... Yaad hai?
DB: (eyes light up) Haan sir! Calcutta mein, na? Australia...
Me: Haan! Do hazaar ek mein... Kya innings tha, kya match tha...
* DB and me both look into the air wistfully *
Moral of the story: If you look at the DNA of an Indian, you're likely to find red balls, bats and wickets. We love our cricket.
PS: For people who have no friggin' clue what I'm talking about, check this out. Then this.
PSS: Thank you to my favourite squirrel for reminding me what 281 in Hindi was :P