The lack of well known professional Indian footballers has always intrigued me. For a country with over 1.2 billion people you would think someone would emerge in the top flights.
A large part of this paradox can be explained by cricket, India’s sport of choice. Kids from the subcontinent gravitate towards the game. The big clubs are always in search of new markets and the money that comes with them. This explains the video above, in which Frank Lampard, Didier Drogba and Fernando Torres partake in some bowling action with members of India’s National Cricket team. The results are incredibly illegal. And no, we’re not shilling for Pepsi. I’ll take a bottle of ‘Thums Up‘ any day.