Friday, April 18, 2008

IPL Opening Match - Pictures and Memories

I just returned from the Opening Ceremony of the IPL (Indian Premier League) in Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore. I had never felt so confused while watching any sport event, be it live or on television. No, the organization of the IPL was never a problem. The confusion was IN my head. The confusion of WHICH team to support and hoot for.

Earlier, be it Cricket, Soccer, Tennis or Formula 1, I have always had a clear taste of which team I would like/hope/wish to win. But in case of IPL haven't made up my mind yet. I am myself a Punjabi, born and brought up in Orissa/Chhatisgarh and have been living in Karnataka (Bangalore) for the last 7 years almost. So I gave up and told myself that, as of now, I'd just enjoy good cricket and forget about who wins or who doesn't. It flopped. I never ended up enjoying the cricket. The things that attracted (and kept me busy) were things besides cricket. For example, the Redskin Cheerleaders and their wonderful moves, my camera and its 12X zoom, who all are accompanying Shahrukh, etc. In the end, the match proved to be a hugely one-sided affair. In international cricketing terms it was almost like India v/s Namibia (Let your imagination decide which country played which IPL Team's role!)

I shall leave you here with some pics from the match. I have a flight to catch tomorrow. I am off to Sikkim for a 14-day trek. Yipppeeeeee !!!!! :-)

Picasa SlideshowPicasa Web AlbumsFullscreen


  1. Keep on posting such stories. I love to read blogs like that. Just add some pics :)

  2. I do think this is a most incredible website for proclaiming great wonders of Our God!

  3. i definitely love your writing taste, very remarkable,
    don't quit and keep penning for the simple reason that it simply just that is worth to follow it,
    excited to see much of your well written articles, enjoy your day ;)