To the untrained eye, cricket looks either looks confusing, unnecessary or just, plain daft.
That great English summer sport also has a language of its own. And it’s hard to decipher, as Katy Perry found out.
The U.S. pop superstar and mom-to-be is visiting Australia right now, a country where cricket is played and where the locals know a doosra from a dustbin.
While visiting the land Down Under, Katy played a good sport for a round of “Crick or Treat,” a simple game in which she’s bounced with bizarre words which either come from the cricket pitch, or an Aussie fridge.
Katy’s bowled a Golden Duck, a Lamington, Cow Corner and still manages to score 9 out of 12.
There’s a reason why Perry was testing her cricket lingo. The singer stepped onto the Melbourne Cricket Ground turf on Sunday (March 8) to perform “Roar” and “Firework” ahead of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup cricket grand final, which saw the home team thrash the highly-rated Indian squad.
Perry will also headline a one-off show next week in Victoria in support of fire fighters, their families and communities affected by the summer bushfires.
Watch her performance at the MCG below.