Sunday, January 3, 2010

Which IPL Team will bag Shahid Afridi?

Even before wondering that, shouldn't one wonder whether an IPL team even wants Shahid Afridi or not.

He had a terrible season playing for the Deccan Chargers in 2008.

He publicly denounced his captain, VVS Laxman, after the season was over.

There were rumours that he didn't act professionally and missed several training sessions.

So then, why would an IPL team want Shahid Afridi?

Why not I ask.

Afridi helped Pakistan win the World T20 earlier this year.

He was man of the match in both the semi final and final of the World T20.

He has rediscovered his batting form, at least in the T20 version of the game; he recently became one of the few batsmen to hit 3 consecutive 50s in T20 internationals.

He took over the captaincy of the Pakistan T20 team and hasn't lost a game as captain yet.

He is at the top of his bowling form and is still the 2nd highest wicket taker in all T20 internationals.

Moreover, he is playing for South Australia in the T20 Big Bash down under and has delivered 2 consecutive man of the match performances helping SA beat Western Australia and Queensland.

If that is not a T20 match winner, than what is?

There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that Shahid Afridi will be the most sought after player in the IPL auction set to take place before the 3rd season of the league kicks off this year.

Or rather, should be!

He is in the list of 97 players to be auction, which was released yesterday.

IPL teams, start budgeting for the Boom Boom!

Make your pitch on this post...



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10 Pitched:

  1. Indophile said...
     

    Q, you were truly and sorely missed, even Damith stop writing in your absence.

    Forget about this IPL and 20-20 cricket, talk about the hero of the hour, the comeback kid Sami

  2. Reverse Swing said...
     

    oh Look who is there , it QQQqqqq :P

    Well Q isn't following SCG much otherwise how can he miss it? And posting on dumb Afridi who doesn't give a damn to real cricket :P

  3. straight point said...
     

    welcome back and happy new year Q...

  4. raj said...
     

    As I noted before, I'll not pick Afridi when he's just had a succesful period. The time to pick him is when he is down in the dumps

  5. Cricket Tragic said...
     

    Who cares if he misses training sessions? As long as he can turn up and deliver the goods, I'll take him in my team! :D

  6. Zag said...
     

    Raj: You seem like my stock broker giving me advice on picking stocks when they are down ;)

  7. Rayden said...
     

    Hey Q - Wish you a very Happy New Year and hope to read a lot more blog posts from you this year.

    btw, I think you guys should moderate the comments. There are too many spam posts in the comments section now.

  8. Maz said...
     

    The Badshah/King of the T20 format! That is only evident from his track record in the format! The best T20 player in the world!

  9. Anonymous said...
     

    SHAID AFRIDI IS THE KING OF T20 CRICKET AND IS ONE OF THE DANGEROUS BATSMEN IN ANY FORMOF CRICKET. HIS BOWLING HAS BEEN CONSISTENLY OUTSTANDING...... HE IS WORLD'S MOST POPULAR CRICKETER. HE CAN GET SO MANY OFFERS FROM AROUND THE WORLD, IF IPL DOES NOT SELECT HIM FOR ANY (POLITICAL ) REASONS HE DOESN'T CARE, HE CAN PRESSURIZE ANY BOWLER IN THE WORLD CRICKET. HE IS A SUPERSTAR CRICKETER, HE HAS REINVENTED THE CHARM OF CRICKET WITH HIS OWN STYLE....... WORLD OF CRICKET CAN NEVER FORGET HIM........

  10. sam said...
     

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