Although cricket is NOT the official national game of India, it’s more than that. Indian kids, especially boys, grow up with it, identifying it as a part of their life and associate a lot of emotions with every match they watch. Cricketers like Sachin, Dhoni. Sehwag, become their real life heroes. And now with the advent of the T-20 cricket format and the successfully running 3rd season of the DLF-IPL, Indian men, especially husbands have all the reasons to party and cheer.
As explained in Male Missing or Missing Male, the TV media and the programs therein being predominantly and over-excessively women-oriented, Indian husbands have little choice but to either tolerate the serials or stay away from the idiot-box. However, IPL gives them quite a relief as they have every reason to watch the TV 3 hrs daily for that favorite match of theirs.
It’s a 45 day bonanza for them and 135 hrs of complete relief from their nagging wives, over trained by feminist utopia thunder-showered through Ekta Kapoor and the type’s saga. Moreover, as the TV serials show only one thing – Women Crying – the Indian husband does not get any opportunity to connect with his own emotions. He is forced to see the entire world from his wife’s perspective which makes him emotionally numb and paradoxically immune to domestic abuse from his wife.