Good evening everybody, today it’s about one of the most popular and dramatic tournament ever recorded in the never ending history of cricket, it’s the IPL, man!!!!!!!
Now everybody knows about the IPL (Indian Premier League), I mean, who doesn’t know about this explosion of cricket. IPL is a very young tournament, it’s only five and a half years old, it’s sixth edition is still on the run, yet it’s so amazing! But what’s it’s secret? You may ask? Actually, there’s no secret! What! No, it’s impossible! It’s astounding! I don’t believe it! That’s what you’ll be thinking. But, it’s true and you have to believe. If you look deep into the heart of IPL, you’ll find out why it’s such huge success. I have done some research and I’ll tell the reason.
The reason is, wait for it, wait for it, the reason is talent, opportunity, class, experience, fun and lot’s more.
IPL is not just a game, it’s a season for learning, enjoying and discovering. In no other T20 tournament do you see the likes of Rahul Dravid, Brad Hogg, Sachin Tendulkar and Shane Watson share the same dressing room with raw, youngsters like Yagnik, Samson, Pawan Suyal and Rahane. If you have something like this, you’re going have a big advantage, as the youngsters will gain knowledge from the pro’s, such as knowing how to assess the situation, how to play in this sort of a surface, how to time this sort of a ball etc.
Plus, there is a number of incidents that can happen in one match. There can be a dropped catch and suddenly out of nowhere a stumping!! After a maiden over, an unexpected six sixes in six balls!!A six and suddenly a one hand diving catch and lot’s more.Also,their is a lot of sportsmanship shown between the players.Supposing the bowler bowls a short ball which the batsmen has tried to play the cut shot, but the bowl passes his bat and goes to the keeper, who catches the ball and appeals to the umpire who didn’t show any signs of raising the finger, but the batsmen has noticed a small edge and tells the umpire.The umpire checks and pats the batsmen telling him that he is out.There is a lot of flavour in a match, the West Indians brandishing their powerful bats, raining sixers and fours all over the ground, the unorthodox Aussies, having got all the tricks of the book, the cunning Englanders always having a fun plan in their heads, the rough and tough South Africans, always in the center of action, then there are the Sri Lankans who have nothing but pure spirit of the game in their heart.
And last but not the least, the clever, classy and cool Indians who are always ready to fight till the end. And how can I forget about the crowd, who come in millions of billions, they are so loyal to their home team that even they have lost 9 out of 9 matches there is still a full house!!! The crowd are very creative as well, for example, when Chris Gayle hit his monumental 175 runs of somewhat 30 balls, there was a man with a banner which read ‘ WELCOME TO BEN-GAYLE-LURU’. For this banner the man was given $10,000 as that banner won ‘The Most Creative Banner’ contest.
Well that’s all I have to say for today but there’s a lot more to be said, but that’s for another day.
So it’s goodbye for now, catch you guys later because I need to catch some sleep zzzzzzzzzzzz