Someone to run with the ballAt this fairly 'historic' low of Indian cricket performances, it is unfortunate that we have no leading contenders among other sports that can pluck this opportunity for tired eyeballs and fresh currency. Leander Paes is waning (despite his sunset run with that other senior citizen, Martin Damm) and the ex's-tiff with Mahesh Bhupathi didn't help too much. Sania Mirza is going through what every normal sports-person faces - injury, recovery, the lack of surprise that comes from being a regular. The hockey team has had its worst Asian outing in years, and the double-header PHL hasn't quite captured the imagination. Golf will always remain an eminently unwatchable sport and the exploits of Jeev and co. will remain at a news article's distance.
Darn. We'll all go back to cricket. Perhaps it's time to unleash an extreme-brand of quizzing - quizzers in capes and tights, sledging each other, mocking passes, dirty-tongued quizmasters, points for causing black eyes. Gladiatorial quizzing!