Sunday, April 20, 2008

I want to have fun. I want to buy a cricket team.

Have a $ 100 Million. Buy a Cricket team and have all the fun. Around a minute into the video, watch Shahrukh jump over the boundary as the ball hits the boundary.

Ahh.. Cricket, Knight Riders and SRK. Cute!

The IPL Explosion: Watch the documentary

The IPL 24 hours after the Bangalore Friday madness. Watch this IPL Documentary made by Channel 9 from Australia.

Cricket's changed. And for the better.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Could IPL bring Wasim Akram back?

"I fear that the the IPL can be a serious distraction and destruction if the International Cricket Council (ICC) doesn't intervene because it involves huge money and players are ready to abandon international cricket." - Wasim Akram

(Photo courtesy: Julian Herbert/ Getty Images)

But Wasim Akram, now out of the game, spoke out that it was all of ICC's own doing.

"Had players been properly paid by the ICC and the national boards, they would have joint such leagues. Now there comes when players are willing to opt out of international cricket, which is dangerous."

Though he has said that the Test format will be unaffected, Twenty20 could be the demise of the One-Day International with "20 to 40 overs being boring."

But in this context, is the 50- over format even worth saving?

Either ways, imagine Wasim in the Indian Premier League.

He is probably the greatest bowler of the limited format, and him in the subcontinent summers would have been special.

Or like Pietersen said "loosing a million bucks is silly", could the IPL see Wasim make a return?

Why not? He was never about sheer pace or anything. He generated pace and swing through sheer artistry, and with the man keeping fit, we reckon he could come back. Here is a li'l reminder of what Wasim could do with this video of him in 1992 World Cup Final against England. I know it has been played a million times over, but this is art in motion. It really is. And his devastating good looks won't hurt either.

Or is it me just yearning back for the 90's. Wasim, we miss you.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Lee heard making the right noises. Yawn!

Lee makes all the right noises. Almost too much sometimes.

"Indian bowlers were world-class" and "it would be great sharing the new ball with them."

(Photo courtesy: Robert Cianflone/ Getty Images)

Read it here.

Talking about his allegiance to the Baggy Green with his IPL '08 stint with Kings XI Punjab, "My heart is with the Australian team and wearing the Baggy Green is a great honour."

"I don't think there is any reason why we can't do both (play for Australia and Kings XI Punjab)."

Here's Brett all cute at this year's Allan Border Medal winner.

(Photo courtesy: Robert Cianflone/ Getty Images)


And yes, "Preity Zinta is my favorite actress, and not because she is the owner of Kings XI Punjab."

Overkill, Brett. Just that bloggers like us should learn that till the Rupees come about, we won't be getting anything quotable from you. Fine, lesson learnt.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Hrithik Roshan is the face of The Mumbai Indians

Well, It's just not the cricket that is on stake at the IPL '08 edition.

Reports confirm that Mukesh Ambani, owner of The Mumbai Indians has roped in Hrithik Roshan, arguably the sexiest Indian alive, to endorse the team. A promotional video for the team is being currently shot at ND Studios in Karjat in Mumbai.

Read the story here.

(Photo courtesy: Christopher Furlong/ Getty Images)

So, as the Cricket won't be the only thing sizzling this IPL Summer. While The Kolkata Knightriders would be taking on The Mumbai Indians, another battle for Bollywood's most bankable star would unravel behind the scenes between the King Khan and the blue-eyes Roshan.

Whatever happened, but the Cricket I grew up with is, ostensibly, history now.