Reading through Thayil's 60 Indian Poets anthology (on which more later), it suddenly occurred to me that I can't think of a single poem by an Indian poet about / involving cricket .
This is surprising because
a) We're supposed to be (and I would argue are) a nation obsessed with the damn game.
b) By way of contrast, I can think of several poems, and by fairly well-respected poets at that, that involve baseball
c) Though I'm not generally a fan of the game, I have to admit it has an almost ballet-like grace that should, logically, lend itself to poetry.
Are there poems out there about cricket that I've missed? Or is there a reason why nobody writes poems about cricket?
 On cricket poems more generally, I can do no better than direct you to the Minstrels theme: here, here, here, here and particularly here.