The power of breaks of play
While the previous time I wrote about breaks of play was in the context of an extremely boring Lahore test made interesting by the experts
, this time around I hail the much hated advertisement breaks.
As someone who loves to watch the game rather than the ads, I really do prefer that there be no advertising, especially given that I am in any case paying the channel a monthly subscription. So I don't see why they should bombard me with advertisements. But since I can't do much else other than crib on various fora, I just have to put up with them, by either seeing them or ignoring them altogether.
Strangely enough, they work both ways. When India [or a team I support] is batting, I really prefer that the ad breaks be as short as possible. If it isn't yet time for lunch or tea, a long break means a wicket, almost for sure, unless it is a scheduled drinks break. But if a team I'm not supporting is batting, I always hope for a long ad break!
Oh, and I really hope that in the first two sessions today, there're lots
of long ad breaks.
. That is really the only way the Indian team extricates itself from the self-created mess
Have you ever felt the same way about advertisement breaks?