Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Its Link to Cricket

Buffy the Vampire Slayer premiered in 1997 and came to an end in 2003. It was a highly successful series and received a lot of positive reviews, with some even claiming it to be one of the greatest shows of all time. As the name suggests, Buffy was a girl who was tasked with ridding the world of supernatural beings, especially vampires. However, not many know that it can be linked to cricket. How? Well, keep reading and we will show you.

The Importance of Bram Stoker’s Dracula Towards Vampire Mythology

If you ask someone where the myth of vampires originated from there is a very likely possibility that they will tell you Romania and then mention that Count Dracula, who was made famous by the Irish writer Bram Stoker, was the first vampire to exist.

They would technically be wrong as the legend of vampires appeared long before Stoker wrote this novel. However, his story has been such a success that it has had a huge influence on the mythology of vampires. For example, it was Stoker’s novel that created the trait that vampires cannot see their reflection when looking in a mirror and that they have long fangs that they use to penetrate their victims’ skin and suck out their blood.

Dracula’s home in the novel was in Transylvania, Romania, which is why many people now associate the country with vampires, despite the fact that the people of Romania have been telling vampire stories to the children for centuries.

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer Was Influenced by Stoker’s Dracula

The producers of series such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer were obviously highly influenced by this classic story as the vampires have skin-piercing fangs and cannot see their reflection when they look in the mirror. If there was no “Dracula” novel, would this series have been as popular as it was? In all honesty, we highly doubt that.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer undoubtedly helped push the vampire genre forward and improve the popularity of the mythological creatures, but there might not have been a series at all if it wasn’t for Stoker and his fantastic writing ability.

This Transylvanian Has Become Just as Well Known as Count Dracula

Romania isn’t known for having cricketing stars, but one man from Transylvania is doing his utmost to change that. Step forward, Pavel Florin. The 40-year-old Transylvanian became a social media star in the summer when clips emerged on Twitter of him bowling during the European Cricket League.

Pavel, who is a full-time bodyguard, only started playing cricket at the age of 32 but has developed a huge love for the game, despite being limited in his skill sets. When the aforementioned clip hit the Internet, he was ridiculed for his bowling action and the fact that the majority of his deliveries were long hops that should have been dispatched by the batsman.

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However, this ridicule soon turned to respect as it emerged that his main aim is to make cricket more popular in the country. He is currently the player-president at Cluj Cricket Club and he and the rest of the players have to pay for accommodation, transport, and food. They are not given any sponsorships as cricket is not a popular game in Romania.

However, Florin is hopeful that him going viral can change all that. He has plans to create a junior team, a women’s team, and visiting schools to introduce children to the beautiful game of cricket.

If he carries on in this vein, in a few years or so, when you ask people to tell you the first thing that pops into their head when they think of Transylvania, they might go ahead and tell you the name Pavel Florin, instead of Count Dracula.

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