Now this video should be a mandatory part of any cricketer’s education … and if you either have dreams of having been a batsman, or aspirations to be one, then this is a must-watch.
All six of them effortless. Sheer poetry.
The match played yesterday was amazing … King’s XI Punjab versus Mumbai Indians. How much closer can it get, without going to the bowl-out. The difference of 1 run off the last ball … A game which was amazing, and probably one of the best games of the tournament. The second match yesterday … Chennai Super Kings versus Bangalore Royal Challengers. A wonderful match, and honestly i had gone off to sleep with 10 overs still to go. The result, as i found out this morning, was amazing. Not only would it gladden Dr. Mallya’s heart, it also brings out another thing … that the teams are more or less balanced. That the clincher is how well the team is clicking. Another thing that comes out … the matches are getting to be more and more interesting as the finals near.
Quite a bit … havent written even once about IPL. Though, we are watching the matches daily. And today was a nailbiting finish … Delhi Daredevils beating Royal Challengers Bangalore. Rahul Dravid got it right … one big over and they would have made it. But, quite good captaincy from Virendra Sehwag, i must say. The guts to bring on his strike bowler (Glenn McGrath) in the middle of the innings … saving his over for the last … quite interesting. Apart from Gautam Gambhir’s innings (they could call him anything except Gouti, couldnt they?), Shikhar Dhawan seems to be a very good bat.
Talking about the new names, most of the established ones havent really clicked as yet. Dada (our very own Moshai …) seems to heave a sigh of relief when he gets out, the biggest name (you guessed … Tendulkar) hasnt had the chance to play, Dhoni has played a few knocks, but one expects more from him than he has done, as is also the scene with Yuvraj. The team to note … Rajasthan Royals … no big names … but, sheer captaincy, and Shane Warne is showing he can lead the team to more than a few victories.
Watch this space …