I’m an American — and the only thing I knew about cricket until about a week ago was that they take a break for tea in the middle of the match.
So when the most famous woman in Pakistani sports agreed to show me how to throw (or bowl, actually) a cricket ball — it was a little embarrassing.
Evidently, I bend my elbow a bit too much, Sana Mir tells me.
Mir is the captain of the Pakistani women’s cricket team and at age 30, she's already a veteran. She hands me back the ball — it’s like a small baseball.