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Wednesday, April 07, 2010

IPL3 - Nuggets

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Noticed some points in the ongoing IPL3 - I am sure you will have observed this, as well.
  • Commentators - The commentators are typically known to be honest, non-biased, frank and brutal in their insights on the cricket match. In this tournament, the set of commentators at all the venues (including reputed ones like Gavaskar, Shastri, etc), the descriptions are more around the sponsors of the tournament - DLF (Six), Maxx Timeout, Karbonn (Catch), etc. In fact, one commentator even forgot to mention six - he just said 'It is a DLF'!!! Is the terminology being changed here, by Lalit Modi? If someone pays him a bonanza, he will gladly agree.
  • Sledging - the international players seem to be a bit less reluctant to voice their intentions on the field in international cricket. It is probably the fact that they are playing in IPL together with players from other countries. But, the attitude of the Indians is not getting better - Harbhajan and Sreesanth are prime culprits - even Zaheer seems to give his opponents a solid hearing (check the video against RCB when he gave a mouthful to Uthappa who was his team-mate till last year).
  • Faster Ball - The slower ball in the T20 matches are being over-used so much to the extent that bowlers ball almost all the balls lesser than their normal speed. It is time that the 'faster ball' makes a (re)appearance in cricket now.
What do you think about this?
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