运动中的印度

新德里-6月1日,印度超级联赛在扣人心弦的决赛中达到了异乎寻常的高潮,有60,000名兴高采烈的球迷在一个新建的体育场内现场观看比赛,大约30亿名世界各地的电视观众在电视机前观看这场比赛。在啦啦队员边跳舞边挥舞着艳丽的花球,来自世界各地的明星运动员戴着本队多彩的徽章,期盼着获得250万美元报酬的日子到来的时候,在黑市门票的转手价高达2,500美元。

是足球比赛?还是是篮球比赛?都不是,印度超级联赛(IPL)是印度最新的创新,它大力改革了维多利亚时代最沉静的运动-板球。

在全球化的世界发现21世纪的印度充满了高科技的电脑极客,能干的商人,多彩的时装以及令人炫目的各种娱乐的时候-与苦行僧的苦行生活,大象上的王公以及拿着乞讨碗的乞丐的旧有印象大不相同-它也发现印度沉迷于一个被大多数人认为是19世纪的运动的运动。

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