It's not hard to reason this one but you migh...
So you’re on the edge of your seat, nails in your mouth, fingers and toes crossed and what not. We need 10 runs from 4 balls against Pakistan and there’s pin-drop silence all over the city and probably the nation. Just then you hear a shrill “ Honey, can we go get something to eat now?!” Akhtar bowls, Yuvraj misses and we lose a ball. Is it possible that even the cricketers got distracted by that terribly timed request from your partner?
We can hear the collective nodding. And a solution is probably not as far off as you think. If only you could get her to sit still and maybe just maybe, even get her to enjoy the cricket. Well, at least you can try but be ready for a fight. She’s not going down that easy!
Here’re our top 5 methods to get your woman interested in the sport that has 3 billion fans, most of which are probably not women.
It is common knowledge that nothing fixates women more than a juicy bit of gossip. Next time you find her fidgeting with her nails or getting restless watching Shane Warne ready himself for the next ball try a simple “ Darling did you know that Shane Warne and Liz Hurley had an affair?” or “you won’t believe who Zaheer is dating now!”
This should spark some interest in the game and hopefully she’ll focus on trying to spot the women you mentioned in the stands, earning you some peaceful respite.
A word of caution: conversations have a way of veering entirely off topic with women. Make sure it doesn’t go into a “Would you ever cheat on me?” played off Shane Warne’s infidelity!
COMPROMISE WITH COMPARISONS
If you’re lucky enough, she’s agreed to sit down with you and watch the game, maybe even try to understand it a bit more. Keep things interesting. If she hasn’t quite figured out a no ball yet compare it to something she does understand. Like fashion or exercise or even a sport she’s actually interested in!
When in doubt, strike a deal. They say a relationship is all about compromise so what are you waiting for? Promise her a romantic evening in that wonderful new restaurant if she watches the entire match with you. Or at the very least, gives you moral support when you and your team most need it. Don’t forget to compliment her by telling her how lucky she is for your team.
THE NAKED APPEAL
When all else fails write to the BCCI. Or even the cricketers themselves. Make an appeal. Ask them to follow the footballers’ guide to sexy and take off their shirts any chance they can! Sure, it won’t really work for you but it’ll have your woman glued to the television like never before. Why else do you think women watch football anyway?!
Keep the interest flowing with conversation that is bound to interest her. Ask her to rate cricketers on their level of sex appeal, cuteness etc. Ask her to make a list and then discuss it with her during drinks and innings break.
That’s it, good soldier--you’re on your own from now on. Just do your research, follow our advice, and cricket-watching with your significant other should be a far more enjoyable experience from now on.
-Thumbnail and Picture © Thinkstock-
you might also like
With Skyfall, director Sam Mendes mixes the old an...
If Bollywood ever went down the 007 agent route, w...