Habituated of rain interruptions, person spends full day calculating Duckworth-Lewis scores, misses the complete Ind SA game.

admin 12 June ,2017

Rain delays are very normal during the ICC champions trophy 2017. In fact so much so that every person is taking about Duckworth-Lewis as if he/she is an expert on it. Most of the matches have been decided by the age old system used to decide truncated matches.

Britain Cricket - England v Australia - 2017 ICC Champions Trophy Group A - Edgbaston - June 10, 2017 Australia’s Steve Smith looks dejected as rain delays play Action Images via Reuters / Andrew Boyers Livepic EDITORIAL USE ONLY.
Britain Cricket – England v Australia – 2017 ICC Champions Trophy Group A – Edgbaston – June 10, 2017 Australia’s Steve Smith looks dejected as rain delays play Action Images via Reuters / Andrew Boyers Livepic EDITORIAL USE ONLY.

But have you ever thought how much a person can get engrossed in the calculations of duckworth-lewis. A Mumbai man had this bizarre experience of missing the whole Ind-SA match as he was busy in finding out scenarios in case there is a long rain delay.

We are talking about Sanil Srivastava who is a big cricket fan and has not missed a single live match in last 5 years, but yesterday was a different day. He started his day by taking out his old calculator and a sheet of paper, started listing down scenarios and runs scored by a team during a rain interrupted match.

His calculations were precise, his data would put any historian to shame. He had a chasing score calculated for every possible fall of wicket. In fact he did this for 8 hours, and the time collided with the Ind SA match.

He had kept 5 alarms for the match but kept on putting them to snooze. This went on till the night when he started watching news channels and came to know that India already defeated the South African team quite easily and all his efforts were a waste. Sanil should thank his wife who has always been supportive of his passion for cricket and recorded the whole match for him to watch later.

So whatever may the scenario be, always keep your TV on while doing your precious duckworth-lewis calculations.

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admin 12 June ,2017