CRICKET ALL STARS ARE ALRIGHT WITH ME
Citi Field hosted the most accomplished cricket players for a exhibition match for the Cricket All Star Series. Thousands of fans fought bumper to bumper traffic and slow moving 7 trains to witness this historic event. Cricket's Australian icon Shane Warne and his Warrior's defeated Sachin Tendulkar's Blasters in the Twenty20 match that lasted a solid 3 hours. However, from the cacophony of screams, it seemed like most fans came to see one man, Sachin. Sachin, 43, is a former Indian cricketer and captain, and is widely regarded as one of the greatest cricketers of all time.
While Trinidadian cricketer Brian Lara, who only scored 1 run, was the featured attraction for my attendance, it was former Pakistani fast bowler, Shoaib Akhtar, who's visceral performance made the trek to Queens worth while. His thunderbolt pitches excited the fans and seriously unnerved the opposition batsmen.
The electricity of the fans, the great performance by the Southeast Asian dance troupe Arya Dance Academy, and the fact that I was able to practice my cricket knowledge after reading the quirky cricket guide, What is a Googly?, made my first cricket match epic.
The Cricket All Star Series, who's mission is to promote the sport in the US, will have 2 more games this month. Following this inaugural opening, their next stops are Houston and Los Angeles. If you're in these cities during the month of November, I encourage you to support world sports and see some of the worlds cricket legends hit the pitch.