yup, my state comes under the wings of the DEccan CHArgers, but it is not my favourite team. neither is it the RAJasthan ROyals, last year's champs n this year's underperformers(OK, they hav started winning).
my favourite outfit is ...mmm.....the ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE. n i hav no shame in admitting dat. tho m nt so naive so as nt to understand why my frnds giggled wen i told them bout my mindless loyalty, continuing this year too.
this team of under-achievers( i hate to use that word) is nt the strongest on the paper. n clearly not so on the field. but this team has got that something (had got that something..........?) which draws me towards it even wen i don't want to.
RAHUL DRAVID. yep, my all tym favourite player. it is only bcoz of him dat i supported this lacklustre team last year n the hopeless optimistic that i m, i supported them in this edition too, hoping against all odds that they will get thru to the semi-final.n heavens, i was the happiest person in the world the night that coveted orange cap was put on Dravid's head. n was happier still wen he again got dat back after surpassing hayden's heroics a couple of matches later.mother of all trajedies, just wen this team had started showing glimpses of wat it is capable of, Dravid had to go back. but no, i was not sad. i was supporting him after all, not his team. he had done pretty well. why worry 4 teh team?
or so i thought.
i discovered, in their very next match, that i was still supporting this bevdaas' team!!!!!!!!!
i tried hard to express my joy wen Kumble took a wicket in the 19th over. n was over the moon wen the scorecard read '9 required frm 1 ball'. they r playing today again, n guess wat? m supporting them. i really am hopelessly optimistic.
it is 6 required off 4 for KXIP now n how i wish KKR lose it, at least BRC will not finish at the bottom. hi hi. 2 frm 3, hmmmmm......my wish is going to be granted i think.
given the team man Dravid is, he may well come back. but a single batsman can't always turn it up for u. i wonder how Kallis, Pietersen n Ryder can fail at the same tym. Pietersen clearly didn't justify his envious price tag. n it must hav hurt his baatliwaala master. meanwhile, the kings have won, escaping narrowly out of a draw. gotta rush now, ll hav to study for sometym b4 coming back to catch up on the ipl fever.
see ya 2morrow.