Showing posts from April, 2011

From one magnam opus to another money-churner

Here it is ! India had moved on from the enthralling World Cup win, and was beginning to move on with the enjoyment.

But then came the annual money-churning machine of India - The IPL. And this time, with the teams coming fresh after newly roped in auction "commodities" (sorry, players), and many teams coming with a new look with sparkling jerseys. And another change from the previous 3 versions of the IPL was that, there were two more teams in addition to the league this time. The Pune Warriors India and the Kochi Tuskers Kerala.

So the vacation bandwagon has a different timing, With a couple of players opting the IPL over their national boards, there is certainly the controversy that the players are preferring the IPL because of the higher paycheck. Not necessarily. Because since it also is a shorter format, it doesn't require the tough amount of fitness required for the longer formats of the game. Justified enough, but still isn't that much as compared to the prid…

And The Men in Blue are the WORLD CHAMPIONS !

YES ! The month long celebration of the greatest event in the cricketing world, has come to an end. And for the whole nation of 1.2 billion ending it on a smiling note ! INDIA wrapped up the ICC World Cup 2011, as the winning side. And then again, proved that the favorites tag, wasn't just a tag!

The journey began way back around 49-days back, on February 19th. The first match was between two of the hosting nations, India vs Bangladesh. And that match was a Sehwag blitzkrieg. 175 runs in the opening match. It was a pure indication that the journey of triumph had begun!

Then, it was a thrilling passage through the group stages for the Men in Blue throughout the tournament. With all the cricket fans, expecting to watch the Little Master perform out of bounds and win, in his sixth time at the global event, the expectations were high. Dhoni & Co. had a task at hand, and that was a very different one. Though the Indian team were the favorites for many people across the globe, both f…