Hot Hotter Hottest….!

March 2010, was declared worldwide hottest month. IPL adds more to it. 2010 DLF IPL is really different and interesting. Teams are much competitive this time. This can also be called as Sachin’s IPL….a man in form with all the forms of cricket. Highest run scorer of this IPL, a winning captain, most number of fours…wat else he have to do for cricket. Proudly I can call him GOD of cricket.

Though mumbai has the least number of hitters…they still top in the list. My favourite team KKR..lacks form, but still has some chance to get into  the top 4.If Gayle and McCullum started hitting..anything is possible. But still my prediction is ….CSK, RCB, DDD & MI will face the semi and MI & RCB will face finals. Lets see…wat happens…!

Happy watching all the matches..with lots of twists and turns every match is interesting. Suspense will be served HOT for the next one week.

Suspense served HOT …!

DLF IPL 20-20 Cricket match 2009 playing its semifinals. Last semifinal match will be played today and tomorrow will be the final. Unlike 2008 IPL this time almost all the matches were interesting and thrilling. Though they played the match in South Africa there is no loss in entertainment for us. Sony Entertainment took the responsibility to bringing the matches with all its beauty.

Sky scratching sixes, fast &  furious fours, wild wickets, honorable hatricks, fish fly fielding, boundless blasting bowling, smashing shots, curious catches, mind boggling last minutes, fantastic fifties, huge hundreds, lucrative last overs,wonderful winning moments,perpetual partnerships,chicks as cheer leaders with all these things IPL made me enjoy my time all these days and hope for everyone watching cricket.

Entertainment Served Cold - 8 scoups/teams

Entertainment Served Cold - 8 scoups/teams

Though both my favorite teams are out of semifinal (KKR and MI) I’m happy to see RCB in form in semifinals and deserving DC in finals. Hope today’s match should be in in favor of CSK. Though both the teams are competing and equal I wish the victory should go for DC. Hope it will be a excellent match/treat tomorrow and the end of the IPL 2009.

Thanks for all the astounding moments and for the gr8 entertainment all these days.Thanks for the IPL organizers and all the players for their best display of team spirits. One thing I can say about this IPL 2009 season,

“Suspense served HOT

&

Entertainment served COLD.”

Happy watching …!

Almost lost my breath for 6 mins

It’s the last six mins…heartbeats are becoming abnormal, hands started  shivering, out of breath…just taking some extra air through mouth, the temptations are kept on increasing…but still Sachin’s team (Mumbai Indian’s) lost the match by 3 runs to Kings 11 (yuvraj’s team). Mind says its after all a game but still heart says its Sachin’s team in trouble.It took me some 10 mins after the match to get back to the normal breath .

breath easy...game is a game.

breath easy...game is a game.

Yes its DLF – IPL 2009. It’s interesting to see this years IPL, because every team is competing and matches are closing with a little difference. Almost every match ends in the last over..so its a nail biting experience often.  Really good cricket to watch. And the results were topsy-turvy when compared to 2008 IPL. Wish a bounce back from Kolkatta Knight Riders (KKR) and hope lots of surprises are awaiting.

Lots of matches are yet to be played… good to watch when we take it only to mind and not to heart. Happy watching cricket…!

Indian states on South Africa’s soil…!

It’s about the great entertainer IPL-2 2009 started in south Africa yesterday. Its really funny to see the local Indian matches played in the international grounds ..as the IPL is started for entertaining Indian fans and to earn money from them. So the teams were split  into names of states and things were organized . But now this was shifted to South Africa and the name has not changed for the tournament and the teams.

IPl should have been changed as IPL@International Premier League and the states names should have been removed . At least south African players should be given more priority to play in all the teams…but nothing happened. I don’t think this year IPL will earn more money….! When taking it as a game ..things are ok and it will be a good entertainer and it will give  new dimensions to the T20 format. May be IPL will  considered more important than T20 world cup in the forth coming years.

Its time for fab 4...!

Its time for fab 4...!

Anyways… I am really happy with the first day results. Congrats for the first winning of Sachin’s and Dravid’s team. Its Dravid’s turn to prove himself that  he is still good in cricket and eligible to lead a team. And also Ganguly is waiting for his turn…! Lets wait and see the performances of  the costly players like (kevin peiterson, Fleming etc.,) .

Some sites on IPL -2 2009 …

Match Schedule

Scores and match updates

Here every thing will be  hot for next two months …Hot cricket, Hot elections, Hot summer (sun- chennai), Hot results – Higher secondary, hot results – Elections. Really its Hot.

Bengal tiger dethroned again…!

Dada in problem again. John Buchanan, the coach for Kolkata Knight Riders has dropped Sourav Ganguly as a fixed captain for IPL 2020. Buchanan who feels Ganguly does not fall in the T20 scheme of things and he doubt his fitness for T20 format games. He says several reasons for this decision and opting for unique concept – no fixed captain. Whatever may be the decision ..finally Ganguly is targeted and put in trouble.

No need to Prove again...!

No need to Prove again...!

No one knows what is exactly behind this decision. Hope dada has proved himself a good captain in the last years IPL and his batting strike rates are good. And moreover IPL is more into business and not into sports. The unique aim of the format is to getting revenue. The game plan and format were designed according that. It’s not country oriented…its totally into business. Sourav has proved himself by bring more revenues in the Sharukh khan owned KKR in 2008 IPL. Hope Buchanan tries to wear the mask of Greg chappel/kiran moore/vensargar. As a most successful, aggressive captain and player of world cricked, I don’t know what else he have to do to prove himself as a best captain/player. He is out of international cricket…but still he is targeted.

Anyways …despite of all the problems I/we wish to see some demolishing strikes from dada this season. And no need to prove himself again….we know you…!

It’s India’s turn now…!

Seems to be the Golden period for Indian cricket team. Historical victories and numerous records..really hats off to Indian cricket team. Dhoni’s men were glittering all over the world and in all the situations. With the worlds best batting line up and best players India can do wonders in the coming years.

Happy to see Sachin’s shots and viru’s demolishing hits. Happy watching cricket….and feel pity for Oz in the current series. Hope the wall (Dravid) should be back in form in this serious.

The game was over …!

It’s all over for the Bengal tiger with the Indian Cricket team. Saurav Ganguly , the most aggressive and successful captain of Indian Cricket team, announced his retirement and his last day of cricket was today. The man who shown a different look to the Indian team in the overseas grounds. As he mentioned earlier, he left with a winning note.

Bengal tiger with BG Trophy

Bengal tiger with BG Trophy

As a great fan of Saurav , I always admire his aggression and the leadership quality in him. As one of the best left handed batsmen of Indian cricked team, he contrinuted much more than other players. He has numerous records both in batting and as a captain. It’s one of the sad day for kolkatta cricket lovers and for the fans of ganguly. And as sachin said , it’s not the day to worry about the retirement , its a day to appreiate the legendry crickter for his contributions made to cricket.

Every player will have a bad n good times in their career. As such ganguly faced lots of hurdles for the past three years. Despite of his best recovery in form and proven batting , he was not respected.Thanks for Srikanth for selecting him for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, and its good on ganguly to announce his retirement. Since he wanted to end his carieer in a positive note. Thanks for M.S.Dhoni for handed over the captancy to Ganguly for last few overs and made to him to leave as a captain.He deserves it.

Tiger’s Story in numbers

Apart from all the controversies on him, we Love Ganguly for what he is. BCCI, India/world cricket fans will remember his contributions to cricket. Hats Off Saurav n sorry for the things happened…! We miss you a lot !

Cricket after 10 years …!

It has been 10 years since I played my last cricket match. Yes it was 1997 I played my last cricket match with my school and neighborhood friends. Those are the time we play football (small ball) in the afternoon lunch hour , hand tennis during the morning and afternoon tea breaks ,cricket in all the games period and holidays and weekends.

I was not a very good cricketer and in the same time I was not a very bad cricketer. I play a moderate game and a all rounder. I am a medium fast bowler and a right hand middle order batsman.  Regarding batting I am not a hitter. We played lots of cricket during the school days. We never considered the hot sun , we play for hours n hours. Those were all bet matches, and the betting amount will be 5 rs and a ball or 50 rs maximum. 50 rs was a very big money at that time. Sometimes we go for tournaments and get damaged with the big and best teams. But after my school days I was put into diploma and there we don’t had a option of playing. While doing my engineering I got chances to play , but at that time I was not interested (frankly speaking I am afraid of playing with some good cricketers ).

But now I have started playing cricket with my colleagues. We started playing in the saturday mornings. We have played four matches starting from last two months (May 08). But now its really fun to paly it , I lost the touch and I am afraid of balls sometimes. In the first match I delivered around 13 balls per over, but made little improvement after that. Anyway its good to play.

Hope to continue this and wish most of the saturday morning should be started with a cricket match. Wish to see the alrounder back in form :). Playing is a kind of enjoyment where I forget everything except the game. I Love playing and wish to continue…! 🙂

Great Entertainer …IPL – T20

Atlast DLF-IPL T20 matches got over. IPL has finished up with a nail-bitting thriller final match . Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai super kings.

Hats off to the IPL committee and the organizers. Really a great job by them. They took almost all cricket fans with them for the past two months. Such an unexpected response from the peoples..it reached every corners of India. IPL acted as a hunter and discovered few young talents from state teams. A great commercial success.

I always looked IPL teams as a individuals team (private team) it was not owned by a state or represented by a state. Hope this should not bring some enmity between states. I was upset with the Knight riders team and Mumbai Indians team getting out of semi finals. Happy with Ganguly’s notable performance (not remarkable) as a captain and player. Love to see Viru in form. Felt pity on Dravid for his Test team squad in T20 matches. Wondered at Warne’s confidence and power of young team.

I don’t want to go too much into match statistics ..just stop over here. Anyways good to have some entertainers like this. Hope this summer was good to every one and bad to the Theaters and multiplex’s. And now the producers can release the movies as per schedule 🙂 . Hope all these matches will help out our young team to perform well in forth coming series.

Congrats Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super kings. Good luck Indian Team.