I’m watching India batting against South Africa. Rohit Sharma just had a boundary 4 on his way to a century. India appears to be in control.

I woke up from a nap about 20 minutes ago. I suppose I had to in order to get on with my day.

Toyota has a manic car commercial. The cars seem to have personalities of their own.

There are at least three money transfer businesses advertising during this tournament, as well as two marriage brokers, one for India, one for Pakistan. There are also commercials for life insurance companies and an astrologer. Did I mention cryptocurrency?

I’m not in a bad mood, just lethargic. Think about it. There is a different culture existing internationally, that we Americans, white, black, and Latino are, more or less, ignorant of. This is the Cricket Culture, embracing a good part of the world.

But enough cricket. Then again they don’t seem to care much about the dramas that absorb our time. They really don’t care, one way or the other, about Donald Trump, or sexual perversion in the Catholic clergy. Maybe that’s the point about sport we forgot about, that it is diversion.