Friday, May 16, 2008

The IPL saga...

Down and out? Faaar from it!

Well, if you’ve written off the Deccan Chargers, think again? Does your team really have a confirmed berth in the Semis? Think again! We shall decide who will get to the semis. So, you want your team through? Don’t piss the Chargers off!

They say that the most dangerous man is the one who has nothing to lose. So watch out for the Deccan Chargers. In a few days, we shall be at the bottom of the points table. In true corporate style, Dr Mallaya is flogging the dead horse to get up and win. And he has managed it with some of his companies. Even in Sports, the Force India team is performing much better than what was expected. I am positive that they will land among the points this season.

Now back to IPL. I’ve heard some rumors about these matches being fixed. Pratibha sent me this link that strengthens this theory. After all, why would SRK spend money to distribute 20,000 KKR style helmets in Mumbai for the final? Prats also believes that the final will be between KKR and Mumbai Indians. Food for thought, huh?

The exit of the Australian stars, the return of Tendulkar and Shoaib, Shoaib taking 4 wickets in his maiden match, all this sounds kinda scripted to me. This, in addition to the highly unprobable event of Gilly, Afridi, Gibbs, Rohit Sharma, Styris, Venu all not performing in the same match. And also the fact that Asif sits out when he’s not bowling!

Before you rubbish my claims, compare the script elements to any Ekta Kapoor type soaps:
Family drama (Brother Vs Brother): David Vs Mike Hussey, Irfan Vs Yousuf Pathan
The patriarch: SRK/Mallaya/Ambani
The matriarch: Preity Zinta
Sex: The Cheerleaders (not in my opinion, though)
Sissy boys: The cheerboys… (yuck)
The taunts and stare downs: Sledging and more…
Return from dead: Shoaib, Tendulkar
The Slap!: Bhajji and Sree Santh
Tears: Sree Santh

I can keep going on…

Being a Deccan Chargers fan, I will try my best to fuel the rumor. I would also go on to suggest that the Jaipur blasts were planned and executed by IPL so that team Jaipur can exit without match-fixing allegations. If the intelligence wings of our law enforcement need any indication of the next blast, they need to think of a successful team without a tycoon or star backing…

Enough said for today.

6 comments:

pratibha75 said...

All said and done, the matches are fixed. Which match was that where there were 5 catches dropped, a bit hard to digest. No? Jaipur blasts planned seems to be far fetched theory, why let people die! but it scared the shit out of Graeme Smith and his likes.

See what is a final in Mumbai without Mumbai? Get the drift? And the helmets? Why buy it unless you are not confident of being in the finals? Agreed that the money is not that much for SRK, but the attitude? All is fixed.

TheWalker said...

Prats: Same pinch :)
Why not the blasts? I agree it is far-fetched, but who the f**k cares if they get to make money out of it? SRK axed his players.. why? To cut costs. (read make money) Yeh sab miley huey hain... Who knows, we'll have a team by HuJI next year!

pratibhag said...
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pratibha75 said...

Team HuJI? Eh? Anyway I hate SRK, so I dont want his team to win at all. He's the type to go to any extent to get what he wants!! And I dont like the Kolkatta team either. So there! And that Mumbai Chennai match was VERY far fetched (the same one I referred to) and in the last over he gave away 27 runs!

PuNeEt said...

chill down dude...
next year hope they fix it the 'deccan' way...

Mumbai is in Finals for sure ;-)

Pratibha said...

With the way, KKR is playing, I wonder what SRK is going to do with those helmets :P