Saturday, April 19, 2008

The Indian Premier League

IPL…what an amazing start! Taking the best there is in India, Cricket & SRK…that’s SOME “fatte” way of getting the cash boxes ringing, and ringing hard! Saw the very first match yesterday… and twenty20 we’ve found out by now is really very interesting, and that’s what it exactly was! Frankly speaking, I’m not a cricket buff. I go as far as watching matches in tournaments only if India happens to be playing and IF I got company to watch the match…I wouldn’t of my own accord ever switch channels to watch a cricket match. Infact, I don’t even watch a match if I happen to be surfing channels alone and a I see a match going on… football though is a different ball game all together[;)]

But since the twenty20 world cup…yeah...that’s gotten me hooked! The matches are short, compact, not boring at all…always entertaining! And that’s precisely why I was looking forward to the IPL… looks like entrepreneurs have learnt and tapped the proper niche required to rake in money by the truckloads and keep the audiences glued “and” Happy at the same time!! The first match was enough proof for that… first with the news channels publicizing the fact that it was SRK vs/ Mallya…cricket not even in the picture at that time! And then obviously the match…a star studded event…looks like page three spent its day on the field for a change…hehe. And the performances were mesmerizing…a great effort I must say.

All that said and done…let’s get to the match, shall we? ENERGY…that’s the only word I could use to describe it. The consecutive sixes and fours had us exhilarated! (every Indian knows how excited cricket makes people here…hai na?)

Brendon McCullum…fattang performance…highly entertaining!! wouldn’t really go into all the details of the match because I’m sure most of you must’ve seen it. But I must say that it was surely high on the entertainment factor!

Why am I stressing so much on entertainment you ask?? In a country like India, where cricket is followed like a religion, I ain’t too sure how many people would like me calling it entertaining so many times. Some might go ahead ask me HOW much I know about the game, and to be frank, I don’t. I don’t religiously follow cricket and nor do I intend to…IPL, I will cuz it has just caught my fancy and it’s interesting. Sitting in front of the tv for a whole day watching a 50 over match or worse, a test match!! Is surely not my cup of tea.

Well, we saw the whole match and yaa… one can’t ignore the fact that the whole gig might be rigged…or fixed. I mean, aren’t those WWE results out on the net way before the matches take place?? People still watch em don’t they?? I think they’re crazy though…lolol..brainless gits…teehee…but the IPL matches being rigged thing, it may be true…or may not but I don’t particularly care ya. As long as “I” don’t know what’s going to happen in the next ball, I’ll watch the damn thing. Fixed or not fixed… “I just happen to like it”…bleh!

PS: about whom I’m supporting?? I haven’t thought about it yet…will decide after I watch a few more games…btw…they’re coming close to home on the 26th!!n I’m going!!!.......erm…mostly;)

Cheers!

13 comments:

Aditi ''Jiggs'' said...

heyaaaa

good goood gooddd
well i even watch n love to watch the test matches lollzzz

ipl is supposed to get the world watchin it n i guess i did quict the trick :D:D

enjy it

cheers
i am sure gattu must be fun all over after the match
mised his dance lollzzz

Aditi ''Jiggs'' said...

opppss
typos n me :D:D

the last line
i am sure gattu must be fjumpin all over after the match :D:D

Alok said...

I'm not a cricket buff either, but this post made me feel sad that I missed the match. :(

I love the IPL concept! It's so innovative, it can take cricket to the level of Basketball (on the lines of NBA)!

pj said...

me not a gr8 cric fan either...but luved yestrdays match!..superb..
and tat thought abt match fixin...mite be true...tat never came to my mind..
but...srk's kkr played FATTE!...hehe..

Alisha said...

@fundo
yaa...gattu was ecstatic!
n yaa..i know ur a die hard cricket buff!
cheers!

Alisha said...

@alok n pj

apna wavelength matching hai is concept pe..nice nce to know that

cheers!!

Vikrant said...
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Vikrant said...

although it was innovative.. i think the way the started it was such a big hype!

SambY said...

lolz..whts wih the fatte n fatang???? fatang sounds as though u ppl are throwing a boomerang... fatte... is like fattu...:P.... bleh bleh... (sue me)

and well me to dnt watch crriket at all... have o idea bout teams or whatever of ipl..its nice that it keeps other ppl busy

Sutta said...

:P :P :P

Aseem said...

Hey Alisha, i have started another blog, have a look, some of the articles are from my earlier blog....

Alisha said...

@vicky
hype??well yeah..thats exactly wat m talkin abt!mast marketing strategy to get ppl who dont even know lil abt cricket to start following the game!

@samby
tomaeto tomaato...fatte fatang!ek ich hai re...

@sutta
:P to u too!

@aseem

Sure!will chek it out...on blogger na?

Express said...

Well, I keep track of cricket and for that matter, many games, but could.nt digest the very concept of IPL

But then, indians can never have enough of cricket, and if it entertains others, like vicky said, keeps them busy, yea, thrs lil 2 b said abt it.

I care more abt cricketers than cricket :-D
could'nt b more honest ;-)