3 days in and the IPL is as boring as what you do in the ad break.
None of the 5 games have even come close to being a thriller.
The commentary is so over the top and predictable – there is only so many DLF maximums and Citi moments of success that you can put up with.
Does Ravi Shashthri really have to yell into his mic every time the toss is on?
And who picked the colors for the highest run scorer and wicket taker caps?
More importantly what happens when a player, lets say Hayden, looses his cap to, lets say Dravid, in an ongoing match. Does he hand it over to him mid game?
What if the highest run scorer and wicket taker are the same person, does he wear his 2 caps ? Maybe like Sherlock homes with that deer hunter type thingys?
Why are all the high profile batsmen getting out to first ballers ? I’m not complaining but Jesse Ryder, KP and Ross Taylor -‘One of the best batsmen in this form of the game, he is so dangerous’- according to Danny Morrison. 1 run in 2 games is deadly alright. For his team.
The best Citi moment of success so far as to be the look on KPs face after Murali cleaned him up. Giving whole new meaning to adding another ‘0’ to the his figures.
Spinners making a comeback? Ah-huh. Kumble, Warne, Murali, Vetorri, Harbajan have been brilliant in this IPL. Murali’s spell last night was way cool. The ball to Uttapah orgasmic.
Other than that the games lack the oomph of last year. No crazy 100s or finishes that make you wet your couch. Yet.
Was there an oomph last year?
I thought it was pretty boring last year too. The shower of sixers make you bored pretty soon.
The younger Indian players are all blaming South African conditions.
Being the old fart that I am, I was pretty vocal about not giving a toss about the IPL. That is until local channels decided to not telecast the thing on terrestrial TV. Channel Eye decided to right this last night by showing the Chennai – Bangalore match. I realized, if anything, the commentary has regressed even further from the low standards of last year. Danny Morrison comes across as a pimp, a loud one at that. And Ravi Shastri – what has gotten into him? Until last year, he was a fairly balanced, insightful cricket commentator. Now it sounds like he wants to land a job as a circus ringmaster.
The Citi Moment of Success. I love that. Maybe we could have a whip round and sponsor The Moment Of Failure. That would be better. If we get enough money, the winner has to wear a special hat, too. Lalit would agree, I’m sure.
How about a Toyota Cover Drive or a Bisleri ‘Bowled Him’ ?
Forget Citi Moment of Success this season has been Citi SubPrime.
I like that insideEdge… A SubPrime Moment of Success… sums up the IPL so far in a nutshell
sach> no its not the shower of sixers im talkin about it was the whole bollywood+cricket and the sportsmad indians who made it what it was last year.
this is like watching a local 2020 county match.
amy> too bad for them. best to take it up with lalit.
theena> dont get us wrong. we hate the ipl and 2020 with passion. the lack of cricket on the tele in my parts has left me with no other choice than to watch it. but im loving it fall flat on its face.
tob> citi should sponsor the moment of failure too.
crictragic> that day wont be too far away. did anyone see hayden without a bat sponsor?
inside and atch> subprime moment of failure 🙂
Man its Ravi Shastri. No extra h. Ravi Shastri. Shastri without hech. And given the way Murali was sorted out in the series against India, the only way M was going to get wkts was against KP and lesser guys. Rant on!!!
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