Cricket - once a slow, boring game, now short, sharp and fun
Cricket is a sport people are quick to judge, 'I'd rather watch paint dry or grass grow' is a common phrase when the sport is mentioned, however gone are the days of cricket being solely known for its 5 day test matches.
Meet Twenty20 Cricket, fast becoming one of Australia's premier entertainment events, drawing bigger crowds every year, the KFC Twenty20 Big Bash Cricket Competition is a great night (or day) out for all. T20 is a shortened form of the game designed to entertain.
The game I attended saw Aaron Finch's Melbourne Renegades taking on Ricky Ponting's Hobart Hurricanes. It did not fail to live up to expectations as the fireworks flew (literally - every time there was a 6 hit or a wicket, strategically placed fireworks were blasted off into the sky)
Cricket Legend Muttaih Muralitharin in action for Melbourne Renegades. Image from Big Bash website.