Friday, April 10, 2009

The Indian Premier League is back!

So finally on April 18th we get to see IPL's second season.......on the TV. Yeah I know it's a bit depressing not having to support your team live from the ground but you can still show them your support on TV! If you are feeling like *cough* NOOO I HAVE TO BE THERE LIVE!!! *cough* then it's all nice and shiny provided you have the cash to shell out for a long trip to South Africa and the return ticket as well(Can't forget this lifesaver now can we? :D)
Still there are people who cannot afford or choose to watch from the comfort of their homes(Can't blame 'em, they have the comfort advantage) which works out well for most fans. I haven't been to a single cricket match since I was small(too small enough to barely know what cricket was) but I did want to go and feel what an IPL match is like. Too bad it had to be moved out of the country. Perhaps if IPL was given a seperate window by the ICC it MIGHT have been postponed and could have been held in India. Still IPL is IPL whereever it goes but as the Indian players remarked: The home crowd is THE home crowd!
The first season of the IPL was a huge success pitting players all over the world against their own teammates in a wonderful one and a half month fixture of matches. All matches were simply mindblowing and the Rajasthan Royals sure did live up to their word when Shane Warne said:"Watch us. We will bounce back." And boy bounce back they did! They bounced so hard that they ended up being the IPL champions! What's more......they didn't have a proper coach. This year they return, with renewed vigor and determination to be the champions all over again. Do I think they have a chance? Heck they have thousand times a chance! And so do other teams as well. A lot of changes has been made in all teams after looking back on their wins and losses so I believe this time it's gonna be closer and faster than you can say "WAIT WHAT?"
There are lots of clashes to be seen and the runs will start churning out like theres no tomorrow. So what are you waiting for? Oh does start on 18th so you have to wait! Gotta love PJs! :D

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