May 30, 2009

Way to go, Hyderabad!!

The IPL win...I write a little late after the event, having been busy with the one hundred and sixty one things I need to juggle through the summer vacation. We watched the final between Royal Challengers and Deccan Chargers with a bunch of 15-16 year olds, munching chips, screaming loudly and dancing/rolling on the floor each time Deccan Chargers took scored fours or took wickets! It was super fun, and ended with a mad dance when DC finally won!

Once the match was over, we heard fireworks outside, and people did go about in cars and scooters shouting and screaming. But the rejoicing was nothing compared to the time India won against Pakistan....that of course, takes the cake.

I think the idea of IPL is just sinking in, and people have a problem of deciding on their loyalties. But I bet IPL will be a huge success in the future...I personally think the format is a very clever one, and it will work. Once the cricket-loving masses get the hang of it, there will be no looking back. I like the idea of a mixed least it gives everyone a fair chance to win.

And yes, I want to say something to Mandira Bedi and the other snooty male compere (what's his name?) who said nasty things about Deccan Chargers; and to people like Shah Rukh Khan, Preity Zinta and Katrina Kaif who boasted about their teams...


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