We have an exchange student, Rachu, staying with us from Chennai, India. He told us he regularly played cricket with his friends on the beach on Sunday mornings, along with thousands of others. On the morning of 26 DEC 2004, he and his friends did not play cricket, because they had to study for exams. That was the day of the tsunami. After it hit, Rachu said 2000 cricket bats washed ashore. Each cricket bat represents six players.