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Back In Business

A blog by meg:

So, the Great Battle of the IPL is over. To be honest, I wasn’t too keen on following the whole thing. The kind of phase 1 BRC had did not help matters at all. Couple of weeks into the league and I had almost stopped the occasional score check, it was getting that boring. And then, this guy happened, there were a few awesome matches, teams’ fortunes started fluctuating with every match(except KKR’s i.e.), BRC revived under Kumble and what not. What is a girl to do! I had to follow the last few games :)

A few random facts and thoughts -

  • The move to South Africa was good IMO. I think there was a more even contest between bat and ball. SRK found a legitimate reason to run off to India and not be with his team. But most importantly, in accordance with Murphy’s Law, there were a few spots of rain in SA, but the weather in England was fabulous. Lots of sunshine.
  • Tendulkar is not a good captain.
  • I saw the finals live on TV. You would think that having read enough about the atrocious commentary, the fugly trophy, all the Modi fawning etc. I would be prepared. But no sir! I died a little inside every time I saw the trophy or heard Pommie Mbangwa or heard a spectator/commentator singing praises of His Highness Modi. I had a funny vision (well, at least it made me laugh). People who have seen the movie Mr. India might be able to relate to this. I saw Lalit Modi on a throne, with a shiny black and gold uniform, his loyal soldiers and servants around him telling him just how great and awesome he is and how he will definitely rule the world pretty soon. And Modi is pink with barely controlled glee, muchlike Mogambo…”Lalit Khush Hua!!”. (Ya, I know it would be difficult to see the pink, but you know what I mean) Mercifully, I turned off the telly as soon as the match got over, and escaped the Closing Ceremony.
  • Robin Uthappa has discovered new high levels of uselessness. Does that need explaining? FOAD Robin!! I never thought it would come to this with this guy.
  • Rahul…oh dear Rahul…WTF?! How…I mean just how did you manage to drop that catch off Symonds?? And what about that godawful shot you got out to? What were you thinking? You remember that “not too many dot balls n taking singles” thing we talked about here? That works in T20 too…I swear….
  • Some things never change. Hey Symonds, what’s with all the chattering on the field?
  • Great turnaround for the Deccan Chargers! They did look like a completely different outfit under Adam Gilchrist. And, was AG on song or what..I could literally see the havoc he wrecked on Delhi in the Semi final even though I merely “read” it on Cricinfo.
  • And finally, Anusha has dicovered the IPL algorithm. It is called LIFO. So worry not KKR fans. IPL 3 is yours :)

430 words on IPL.
Wow! Didn’t know I cared that much….

an Indian Cricket Fan – In Sickness And In Health, For Better Or For Worse
Meg’s blogs are at Silly M(a)id-on

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  1. Posted May 31, 2009 at 5:20 pm | Permalink

    Good one, meg :-D

    let us roll back the shutters and re-open Silly Points for business –
    at least for another 12 months before Modi terrorises cricket again.

  2. Posted June 1, 2009 at 11:09 am | Permalink

    Fingers crossed Chinaman. If Modi has his ways, IPL could be a bi-annual event. I’m not sure if the world is ready to see so much of His Highness. I know I am not..

  3. Posted June 1, 2009 at 4:58 pm | Permalink

    That is where you were all hiding eh? Anyway Fake IPL Player was the only fun part of the IPL for me. lol

    andruid’s last blog post…

  4. Posted June 1, 2009 at 4:58 pm | Permalink

    That is where you were all hiding eh? Anyway Fake IPL Player was the only fun part of the IPL for me. lol

  5. Posted June 2, 2009 at 10:06 am | Permalink

    andruid..FIP was hilarious..and it is more fun to refer to some players by their cool nicknames :)

  6. Posted June 13, 2009 at 6:31 am | Permalink

    I think the lesson that IPL has given is past 2 year is that its unpredicatable and you need Aussie captain to win IPL. If next year KKR names Ponting as captain and they wins the IPL I am pretty sure all teams will consider Aussie captains.