One of the things I have learned is that Pakistanis love their cricket...in a similar way us Kiwis love our rugby.
I was thrilled to get the chance to watch a local cricket match on Sunday, and see a national player, 'Boom Boom' Afridi take the crease. I was rather nervous about the whole affair because while I had been taken by a local family and was wearing my Pakistani clothes, I was conscious that I was the only woman...and a European woman at that. I became even more anxious when one of the children insisted I took her to get Boom Boom's autograph. But in the end, I decided to use my pushy European strategies and push ahead of the crowd...all very enthausiastic men....stepped on a few little adoring boys, and we got his autograph. Needless to say, the little girl was very impressed with what we managed to achieve. I got the impression I was able to push ahead because I was an elderly 'Aunty'....now that has really upset me!!