Sunday, April 26

Day 9 - IPL 2

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The Delhi Daredevils won comfortably against RCB as expected. Mallya's XI is now languishing at the bottom with a bad hangover. It started badly enough for them, with Kallis realising that he shouldn't be leaving balls in this form of cricket.

I really feel for Shane Warne's team though. They have a lot of heart, but a such a shame that they let the irritating Yuvraj Singh's Kings XI Punjab win. Even Munaf Patel took a diving catch. KXIP become only the third team (after Deccan Chargers and Delhi Dareveils) to win two games. They did come back very well though after being so down in the first ten overs, must give them credit for that. Sangakarra took them to safety, and Irfan (now pronounced Orphan) used some brotherly love (a dropped catch by Yusuf) to score some runs.

This IPL now is wide open. The 3rd and 4th slots look very, very fluid. Except for RCB, which is wide open in a different way. Even Dravid went home on 'paternity' leave. "Should I go support my wife during the birth of my child or stay back here to support this losing team that chucked me out of captaincy?" Must have been a tough choice.

Shastri classic: "Just looking at Graeme Smith, you get the feeling that he's due." What men, Ravi. What you're saying.

Lalit Modi timeless quote (brackets mine): "Thank you mayor for opening the city (It was closed before the IPL?). We will misssss you in Cape town. (But not in other places?)"

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