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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

CSK pips RR - Bravo dances with aid of Mike Hussey


That IPL is a great entertainer was brought to fore yet again ~ it was not a nail-baiting finish but certainly an exciting one at Chepauk….. again the evening was marred by traffic jams and chaos around the arterial road as people clamoured to get into the stadium in all possible modern outfits……..

The 30th match of IPL at last produced a century ~ but the centurion was vanquished ~ a couple of instances to tell how life is all about projections and of what we think it to be … rather nothing wrong in having perceptions but many a times, we think that others have to necessarily be what we want them to be…… ‘a driver is very good in driving a car, but colonial mind would never accept he becoming a owner, at any point of time – nevertheless the same mind will admire a rag to riches to story of lesser capable person, as long as that person is not known to us…………..ever experienced this pain…  Most will easily remember that the first century in IPL came in the first innings of the first version of IPL on the first half of the first day at Bangalore by the man who opened Brendon McCullum smashing unbeaten 158 that remain the highest till date…. But do you remember the fate of the man, who was the face of India’s first ever glory at T20 WC in 2007……. Read this……  the spirit of the fighter

Away, otherwise rationale news channel Firstpost started its article ~ ‘On their day, Virender Sehwag and Rohit Sharma can make the best of bowlers look very average. They are both talented, they both still have immense potential, their fitness has always been suspect’ – invidious comparison, Sehwag the Nawab, India’s most attacking Opener – greatest achiever in Test Cricket being compared with one who despite repeated failures finds a place in National and scores only in IPL………… well favouritism is ripe everywhere, including IPL.  

Dravid is often represented as a cool composed face… yesterday, he fumbled on field, let the ball go through his legs, kicked the turf and immediately in the same over, showed his frustration by hitting the ball with his hand, ball slipping away and smart batsmen running another run for that too………………

Watto cannot bowl cannot bat was the refrain during that tour .. Watson has not been scoring but yesterday, he played a great innings of power hitting taking Rajasthan to a formidable total. Stuart Binny who was forgotten almost after ICL is in thick now, made some good runs and took a stunning catch to dismiss who – MSD ….  But is somehow appeared that CSK was in total command throughout despite the early loss of Murali Vijay.  Raina made runs, Hussey plundered at will…….. after the last strategic timeout, MH was run out and Sir Jadeja was out for a duck much to the amusement…. Finally it was with the untested Chris Morris and dancer Dwayne Bravo………. 11 needed off the last over

With a massive six in the third ball of the last over and two quick doubles in the fourth and fifth ball – Bravo started his dance……. Kevon Cooper went for too many runs leaking  49 runs in four overs without a wicket – not his day.

It turned out to be a real entertainer…….. and life’s lessons are learnt from IPL too…

With regards – S. Sampathkumar.
23rd April 2013.

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