Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Dravid wasn't enough. Preity was!

Those of you who are Bollywood fans and follow all the gossip associated with it would be familiar with the famous saying - "two bollywood actresses can never be friends". Its very common in Bollywood to read about arguements and cat fights between two bolly babes. There have been too many instances to prove this otherwise.

So how long will it take before Katrina Kaif and Preity Zinta start clawing each other?

Much to my dismay, Preity's team won last night. Katrina cheered all she could, tried her best to get the Royal Challenger batsmen firing, but apart from Rahul Dravid no one could do much.

Poor Misbah has been out twice leg before now, and both times to leg spinners. The one to Afridi might have been a shoddy decision, but he was plumb in front to Chawla last night. So much hype I had created that I think its back fired big time. But he will come good. Hopefully soon for the Royal Challengers' sake.

Rahul Dravid on the other hand played a grand knock. There was no slogging, no edges, and no streaky strokes. It was pure batting. He played proper cricket strokes. His knock was full of drives, pulls, cuts, and boy did he bat well. It was an amazing innings but unfortunately not enough.

Dravid faced 50 odd balls for 60 odd - A Sehwag or a Gilchrist would have had a 100 in that many but Dravid is Dravid. He played out of his skin and looked determined to take his side to a decent total. But it wasn't to be. His current run is similar to his run as captain of India - tries hard, looks to lead by example with the bat, looks lost in the field, and its never enough.

The Kings from Punjab continued their winning streak and are looking very strong. They have a world class batting line up and a fiery bowling attack to boot. They are the only team with 5 wins along with Rajhastan Royals. After losing 2 matches in a row, they are performing as promised.

So what changed?

Some have explained the change in fortunes by pointing out that Yuvraj is listening more to Jayawardene and Sangakkara. Others have said the Bhajji slap has done Sreesanth a lot of good and he is bowling like never before. The emergence of Shaun Marsh at the top of the order has also been given as a reason. While the promise of new SUVs to all squad members by Preity Zinta is also mentioned as a potential reason.

But I think the main reason behind these victories is...

The Preity Zinta hugs!

(Pics courtesy http://photos.cricket.com/ the exclusive supplier of photos to the IPL)

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  1. Straight Point said...
     

    mallya should offer more money to katrina to do the same...

    then we will SEE the BRC results ;-))

    i wonder why this small trick is escaping mallya's hawk eye...

  2. Pontings_baldspot said...
     

    Salman would pull Mallya's heart out with his bare hands..

  3. Sree J said...
     

    Mallya should just get some of his Kingfisher models to dish out "hugs" to BRC.

  4. Q said...
     

    Im sure Salman Khan is keeping a close eye on what Katrina's up to.

    Mallya does have the Washington Redskin cheerleaders. He doesn't even have to face Salman's wrath or go for his Kingfisher models.

    I'm sure Ottayan will agree with that.

  5. bajwa said...
     

    More important question is, has Pathans's dad seen this photo yet?

  6. Som said...
     

    Be whatever, for sure I regret wasting my time writing about cricketers, instead of being one of them. I never grudged them for the moolah but now I do regret from the bottom of my heart not being a cricketer, not being a Kiongs XI Punjab cricketer to be precise.

  7. Som said...
     

    Be whatever, for sure I regret wasting my time writing about cricketers, instead of being one of them. I never grudged them for the moolah but now I do regret from the bottom of my heart not being a cricketer, not being a Kiongs XI Punjab cricketer to be precise.

  8. Q said...
     

    Haha Som. I understand the sentiments.

    Bajwa - I've heard his dad is a mullah at some mosque. How interesting wud that be. The headlines:

    "Pathans dad disallows Irfan Pathan to play in IPL". !!

  9. Leg Break said...
     

    I'm a bit suspicious of Priety's Adam's Apple.

  10. Q said...
     

    Hahaha!! LB, Im surprised u noticed that before Uncle J.

  11. Naked Cricket said...
     

    irfan a la sania

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  13. ann said...
     

    Yes am little suspicious of Priety's Adam's Apple.

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