At a near empty MCG, I’m enjoying my first experience of live professional cricket at day 3 of the Sheffield Shield match between my home state’s Western Warriors and newly adopted state’s Victorian Bushrangers.
The thwack of bat connecting with ball really is special, especially as it echoes off the empty stands.
Then there’s the yells and shouts of the players on the field, the polite applause of the small crowd for the fours and other meaningful runs, and the resident birds going crazy with their own little tweet fest.
Then along came this excited group if school kids who just went berzerk when a four came belting out to the rope just in front of them.
That’s surely what it’s all about.