Its been a long time since I have written about my First Love i.e Cricket ;)
18th of April, 2008 marks another Chapter in the game's history :)
IPL 'Indian Premium League' starts from today and has got everybody talking about it for all the good and the bad reasons.
Finally a day has come when I wont have tears in my eyes after if I see Sachin getting out for a duck or Pathan been thrashed for 70 runs. I wont be biting my nails in a close finish nor would I be sad when my team loses. :D:D
IL be sitting back and enjoying all the matches, after the T-20 World Cup we already know the kind of adrenal rush, this format of the game brings. And IPL promises the same, with some of the best players fighting it out in the middle.
It would be quite a site watching Sachin and Jayasuria open for Mumbai Indians, Dhoni batting against Ishan, Shreeshant,Pathan, Brett Lee bowling for Mohali's 11 Kings, Ganguly facing Harbhajan. Would definitely be a treat to watch :D:D
It would also give the Local players a chance to shine and learn from their much experienced team mates, IPL would act as a platform from where they can dawn the India Cap, plus the amount of money they getting is bonus.
Talking of money, after looking at the player auctions the moolah involved is really astonishing, it seemed as if the corporate world has gone nutts over IPL :D, every body from big corporate house to film stars like Shahrukh kahn and Preity Zinta wanted a piece of it. Making debutants like Ishan Sharma Millionaires over night, the Monkey controversy fetched Symonds more money that his Captain Ricky Ponting and Dhoni ended up getting more money that Sachin, Ganguly, Dravid. It seemed as if a bunch of people who had zero knowledge about team composition went bizark fetching players based on their Brand value and popularity as against their requirement in the team line up.
Well what is done is done, I hope next time they do better.
IPL was launched by the BCCI to cut ICL 'Indian Cricket League', it also went on to banning the players who played for ICL. Though ICL wasn't much of a success but still managed to make a mark. And with all the buzz surrounding the IPL, its the BCCI who is making stacks of money. Its their greedy of money which has lead to putting media restrictions and as a result of which, IPL is been boycotted by many parties. BCCI is acting as a giant crushing everything that comes in its way.
But, I wonder how long can they dominate cause they are loosing respect and support day after day with its antics.
At the end of the day its the players who will run the show and its them whom we care about and enchant slogans for :D:D
I am supporting King's 11 Punjab, cause its my home team plus Shreesant, Yuvraj, Pathan, Brett Lee are in it :)
So its time to pick by your loyalties and get down to battle of another kind :D:D