What Makes Cricket Fans Unique

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What Makes Cricket Fans Unique

London, April 30: When it comes to cricket, fans are an important part of what makes the sport so entertaining, so recognizable, and so unique.

A dedicated and enthusiastic bunch, cricket fans don't only care about the live cricket match scores (although of course, they care about that too!), but they're also willing to stick with their team through thick and thin. Of course, cricket fandoms vary a bit from place to place, but in general – there are a few identifiable characteristics that most true cricket fans share. Here are just a few of the things that make cricket fans unique.

They have a lucky t-shirt

This is not about wearing a jersey or needing to sport the team colours, most die-hard cricket fans have one particular t-shirt or garment that they absolutely must wear on game day.

Whether they are at home, at the game, with friends, or alone, the lucky (often unwashed and stinking) t-shirt is the one thing that must always remain the same. Any housemates or partners know not to touch this sacred piece of clothing and have long since learned not to even mention getting a new one.

They turn into statues once the game is on

Transfixed by the magic taking place on the pitch, serious cricket fans have been known to freeze into position and remain in one spot for the entirety of the game. That means aching legs and muscle cramps go unnoticed as long as the action is unfolding. It is almost as if a superstitious notion takes hold, that if one were to move as much as a finger, wickets would be sure to fall.

They hate to see players fight

Really, cricket fans are all about love and they absolutely hate seeing players from the same team argue with each other. Likewise, they appreciate seeing players from different teams give each other a friendly nod before the action gets started. Basically, it is enjoyable to see their idols behave in relatable ways that make them feel a little more familiar. Cricket players – they're just like us, right?

They appreciate the commentary

Cricket fans all have their favourite commentator who they listen to religiously. When this person is talking, it is best not to interrupt because a serious fan will get seriously irritated if you speak over their top announcer. They look forward to the clever replies and comments almost as much as the game itself, and you're likely to hear some of the most quotable one-liners repeated post-game.

They practice at home

If you watch enough cricket, eventually you will get to the point that you can no longer resist the temptation to try your hand at your favourite batsman or bowler's signature move. Although it might be a bit delusional to assume that hours invested watching the sport will translate to real skills, it is certainly fun to pretend.

They have good memories

Cricket fans are loyal and stand by their favourite players. They don't turn their back on someone just because they have a bad match. They're the type of fans that will relive the moments of glory over and over again.

They'll do anything to catch the game

Whether it is skipping class, missing work, or making an excuse not to attend that big family dinner – all true cricket fans have told the odd white lie in order to be able to watch the big game. No harm is meant by it, of course, but as any real fan knows all too well, it is important to keep your priorities straight.
(TINN)

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