She’s sitting in bed, watching the nth rerun of Friends, as he walks in, saying: “Match laga do, please.”
She asks – “What channel does it come on?”
He answers – “Set Max.”
She switches to the channel with the cricket match. There are some Red and Blue uniformed people she sees.
“Who’s playing?”, she asks him.
He gives her a very amused look, almost laughs, and then nods a nod of understanding, ‘cos he knows her so well.
“Royal Challengers Bangalore and Deccan Chargers”, he says, turning back to the TV.
“Hyderabad”, he says, before she finishes her question, knowing what she’d be asking.
They watch in silence. For 30 seconds.
“Why were you going to laugh?”, she asks.
“‘Cos, babe, it’s the finals!!”
What was funny, I ask?!
And, yes – that’s how much I don’t like, and don’t follow, cricket.