Amrish chose cricket as one of the themes of his book because he wanted it to be light and meaningful at the same time. “When I say light, I mean a little witty and humourous,” he adds as a disclaimer. “As a cricket fanatic in my teens, I went through that process of euphoria mingled with despair that a sports fan goes through regularly and it was so woven into our communities and cultures that it just became an interesting device to use. It sounds scientific but, in the beginning, I didn’t know what I was doing.”