The one thing I used to hate about watching cricket when i was younger was that our television was too small to show any of the action. Every time the batter hit the ball, the ball would fire across the pitch. The television screen only had a 4:3 picture so you couldn’t see where the ball went or anything.
By the time you’d found out, the round was over. Widescreen televisions used to be so damn expensive and there was no chance of owning one of these in the 80s. Nowadays thankfully, with DVD being so successful, most people own one now and you get a much better picture ratio of 16:9. Cricket is still a hard game to watch as it is still impossible to see what’s going on but at least now you can see a little more of the action as it happens.