Monday, June 2, 2008

To next year, and the trophy

I must say I am impressed with my restraint; didn't do a single cricket related post in the first 50 days. It was tough to ignore cricket with the IPL T20 tournament going on for 45 of those 50 days, but I did it! Now that the tournament is over, these guards (!) at Chepauk stadium (the M.A.Chidambaram stadium at Chepauk, more properly) will go away and folks all over India will find something to do between 7 and 11 in the evenings. (Is it likely that the walls around the stadium will stay the Super Kings yellow?)

I took a lot of flak with my predictions; had said that Chennai will beat Deccan Chargers to reach the semi finals, will beat Kings XI Punjab to reach the finals and will then lose to Rajasthan Royals. Strangely, few debated the last part, until yesterday - such unbelievers, to not know that Chennai will reach the finals! And then they accuse me of not supporting my team - hrrumph!!

No, it is too early for next year's predictions. I have no idea which other team will be in the final. But the trophy, it will be brought to Chennai!


PS: If you do not know what the IPL T20 tournament was all about, you are lucky! But if you insist on knowing, here's the Wikipedia entry about cricket.

5 comments:

chennaidailyfoto said...

good time to go to MAC Stadium now after the 45 day hungama .....
it shows that all's over in the guards posture :)

Sometimes I don't, sometimes I do said...

>> Ram>> I was hoping that the gates would be open yesterday - but the IPL wasn't yet over....

Ravindran said...

chennai and delhi came up by defaults. deccan chargers were the biggest diapnmnt. i rooted for royals right from day one.
now that the thing is over u must be exhibiting withdrawal symptoms

Sometimes I don't, sometimes I do said...

>> Ravindran>> No, no withdrawal symptoms for me - was REALLY interested only in the Royal Challengers' matches - total Dravid fan, you see!

Ravindran said...

yup dravid and ganguly played better knocks than dhoni.