The Great INDIAN Cricket Circus

It’s that time of the year again.

Pretend you’re listening and smiling or you’re fired, Punter.

Barely a week after an intense World Cup tournament, it’s T20 time. You’d think cricketers played this format to unwind, like sipping on leather-flavored margaritas on a hot beach in May, but this League—now in it’s 7th edition—is quite intense on its own.

This ‘domestic’ tournament, now a showcase for young prize horses vying for prestigious international positions, is where a lot of careers take off. After six editions, the teams have been reshuffled, the auction has seen some interesting and logic-defying picks—keeping with the strong cricketing acumen of the star team owners—and all systems are go.

Here’s a tongue-in-cheek look at what one can expect from this edition:

Many may not remember, but Kolkata Knight Riders are defending Champions. Their owner, a superstar actor who has refused to act in a decent movie for the last seven years, is now an enlightened soul—what with his team having matched Chennai Superkings for the most amount of titles (2). And with star bowler Sunil Narine being cleared to bowl this year (he seems to bowl once a year for just one month in this league, spending the rest of his time giggling and chuck(l)ing at West Indies making fools of themselves in international cricket), the owner is said to dropped his abrupt plans of roping himself in as the mystery chuc—bowler. All’s well that ends well, for the owner looks to continue his 7-year barren streak in 2015 with yet another Rohit Shetty movie on the cards.

Another ex-superstar actress, who co-owns Kings XI Punjab, will co-cheer with her ex, the other co-owner of this team captained by Australia’s ex-ODI Captain Bailey, with explosive Indian ex-opener Sehwag at the top and Australia’s co-destroyer-in-chief batsman Maxwell in the middle. They were last year’s fairytale team, until the shock value of their pink jerseys got nullified in the final, despite India’s ex-keeper Saha slamming a fine century against CSK in the semis.

Every team except Delhi Daredevils, the perpetual wooden spooners, has retained the core 3-4 players in their teams. The Daredevils, of course, once again did their version of what is essentially a failed Bollywood remake—by restructuring the side, choosing new players and still managing to make the overall combination look disastrous. They shelled out a criminally high price for India discard Yuvraj Singh, and their first setback has come even before the tournament begins: They have three South African chokers in their lineup, out of which one may or may not be called De Kock. Also, less importantly, their best player Kevin Pieterson has pulled out to play county cricket and fast-track his England return.
Positives: Zaheer Khan and Mohammed Shami will lead the bowling attack.
Negatives: Amit Mishra and Imran Tahir will not lead the bowling Attack.

Contrary to popular opinion, Royal Challengers Bangalore—under under-fire Virat Kohli—look the weakest team. Starc, who will not play their first few games, will leave the team bowling to be led by Varun Aaron—who is still recovering from India’s disastrous Test Tour of Australia, where his ‘bad luck’ remained ‘bad luck’ in the two tests he played. Not to mention AB de Villiers, who will bat at a position that requires him to come in only if one of Gayle or Virat fails at the top, when he is actually twice the batsman, captain, fielder, keeper, catcher, runner, runner and even bowler.

Also, this team doesn’t deserve to win (one of three teams yet to win the tournament) simply because its owner, a beer and airline baron who almost lost his fortune when his son became a white-panted cheerleader a few years ago, paid an obscene price to win the services of a player named Dinesh Karthik. Now, not many know what Karthik is good at, except looking morose behind the stumps, or simply looking happy to be married to India’s Champion (and best-looking) squash player. Stuart Binny will understand what it feels like, for his better half Mayanti Langer excels in the same sport and appears on TV far more than he does, even if only as a presenter.

кредитка от приватбанка условия погашениякредитные карты без справок и проверок

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

− 7 = zero

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

More in Cricket

  • Top Six One-Hit Bowling Wonders

    Continuing with our cricketing one-hit wonders, after a list of five batsmen last week, we will now have a look at...

    Rahul DesaiJanuary 24, 2017
  • India v/s England: ODI Report Card

    England won their first international game on their long, painful India tour at Eden Gardens – the venue of perhaps their...

    Rahul DesaiJanuary 23, 2017
  • Top 5 One-Hit Wonder Batting Stars

    The craft of batting in cricket has arguably seen more evolution than any other area over the last decade. It becomes...

    Rahul DesaiJanuary 18, 2017
  • Gujarat’s Ranji Trophy Fairytale

    A month ago, I stood in one of Ahmedabad’s famous optician stores. I observed the customers as I waited for a...

    Rahul DesaiJanuary 17, 2017
  • Chinks in India’s ODI Armour

    India v/s England, ODI series Result: India win first game to lead 1-0 in 3-match series   It ended up becoming...

    Rahul DesaiJanuary 16, 2017
  • Preview: India v/s England, ODI series

    India played only seven ODIs in 2016, and so ex-captain M.S. Dhoni (takes a while to get used to this term) always...

    Rahul DesaiJanuary 11, 2017
  • Ranji Trophy: A Shaw-shot Superstar

    A precocious 13-year-old pint-sized boy holds a bat far too large for him. In fact, his helmet and pads make him...

    Rahul DesaiJanuary 10, 2017
  • Redialling MS Dhoni, The Finisher

    In 2008, on the final day of the fourth and final Test match of the series between India and Australia in...

    Rahul DesaiJanuary 5, 2017
  • Five Important Cricketing Events In 2017

    As of now, two depressingly one-sided tours are underway: Pakistan’s tour of Australia, and Sri Lanka’s tour of South Africa. Both...

    Rahul DesaiJanuary 4, 2017

All articles/blogs are intended to inform, entertain and amuse. We make no representations or guarantees about the truth, accuracy or quality of any content.

Copyright 2016 © Bigtree Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. All Rights Reserved