Overdose of IPL!

Posted on April 4th, 2010 by by Sameek

I just wanted to pitch a crazy idea. I am SICK or IPL. But I hate myself even more because in-spite of my predicament, I am still watching it. Here are are a few things i hate about it. The list may not contain a round number:

  1. Strategic timeout: I mean seriously. I will have a little less problem with it if it was renamed “time to bombard you with commercials while we rake in the moolah”
  2. The between over advertisements: Another reason for my high BP.
  3. The lame commentators: With all the money, can’t you guyz hire some decent commentators. Danny Morrison! Seriously? I thought Sidhu was the limit.
  4. The mongoose Bat: That’s not a bat. I don’t care what the rule book says. I remember when I was a kid, we used to watch Mahabharat. I still remember the scene when Bheem and Duryodhan were fighting with Mongoose bats.
  5. The pathetic fielding: I have seen better fielding in gully cricket.
  6. The Cheer-leaders: I mean, i really don’t have a problem with it. But I would like some Indian faces in them. The foreign beauties[using the term liberally]…Not working for me.
  7. The blue colored uniforms: 5 out of 8 teams wearing blue uniforms. Are we as a nation becoming color-blind?
  8. Sania Mirza hooking up with Shoaib Malik. I know this has nothing to do with IPL. But the news came out during the IPL and it is seriously pissing me off.
  9. The smirk on Mr. Modi’s face.
  10. The fact that from next year, we will have 2 more teams. That means. Its going to suck even more.

Huh! That actually turned out to be a round number. Some personal trivia, People always say that I am a very negative person. And One way to improve myself will be find out positive things about things i don’t like. So in an uncharacteristic way, I am actually going to try some self improvement. Well since I have bad-mouthed the IPL so much, I am going to find some good things about this year’s IPL. So here it goes.

  1. Good entertainment: Gives something to look forward to in my otherwise boring and non-existential life.
  2. Preity Jumping up and down: I have made that my new screen-saver. I think Kings XI are being distracted because of that. I am not complaining.
  3. A little less of SRK: I thought that was never possible.
  4. KKR is not last anymore. Haha. Miracles are possible.
  5. Sachin in awesome form.

I guess that’s it. Self-Improvement takes time. At least I am trying. Until next time.

4 Responses to “Overdose of IPL!”

  1. Karthik Says:

    LOL yeah. You ain’t negative.. you are just to the point. Things arround us are negative these days!

  2. Karthik Says:

    And by the way, this new layout has a dull text color that makes us strain our eyes to read negative stuff!

  3. Rakesh Says:

    Finally good to see the theme changed :) )…much better than the previous one.
    And coming to IPL, I really don’t care as I almost never watch sports but the interesting part is the financial part in IPL and how else do you expect them to make money if not for the ads?
    Putting aside all the negative points about the sport itself, I am happy that at least because of IPL, India is at the center stage and ppl are coming to India to make money which was the other way round till now :) ).

  4. karthik Says:

    Ahaa.. this is a better theme.

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