Thursday, 5 April 2012

The IPL is here.

Most people that know me know that i am not a big fan of 20/20 cricket. However as its cricket i will watch it.

I really just want to have a moan about one thing and one thing only, I don't mind the fireworks , the singing and dancing, the atmosphere comes across as amazing, But (yep there is always a but), Is there any point on the pre-toss interviews? I mean , why? seriously? It goes pre toss interview then the toss then the post toss interview.

There must be a reason for it and i would be grateful if someone could provide me with the answer.


  1. If you love the English language there is a wonderful word for this: omphaloskepsis.

    Navel-gazing. The self-absorption that tends to affect people with a limited outlook upon life.

    When you see signs of it, one should try and tell the victim that they should get out more. The worse affected they are, the less they will understand you.

  2. Some Geezer wot is going to go for the obvious joke here6 April 2012 at 04:12

    I don't give a toss, TBH.

    Seriously, mate, the IPL and all 20/20 can be fun if you think of it as the final day of a test match with a very makeable target. Of course this means you come in about halfway thru the chasers' innings, see how many wickets remain, and the strip at the bottom will tell you the necessary run-rate. If you start seeing sixes, you'll figure batting will win; if you start seeing singles, you'll figure bowling will win. It depends, I suppose, on what you like: Do you like balls leaving the ground on the full, or do you like seeing stumps going down? Chicks dig the long ball (Ha Ha), they say. In other words, unless the first-to- bat team are your home side (and in IPL it would mean an English ringer you follow), who really cares what they do in twenty overs? Likewise the first few overs of the chasers-- if the fielding side put up a gigantic lead in their innings, and the chasers are 50-5 when you tune in, you pretty much know how it'll turn out, but you might want to see if the bowlers can retire the side. And if you tune in and the strip says Need 20 from 60 balls, with hardly any wickets taken, again, you know how it's going to turn out, but you might want to see if the batsmen are going to try to close it out with fours, or if they'll play safer and not necessarily try for shots. It's all in what you like. And if you're lucky, you might see a side have to work with six or seven wickets left with a run-rate which MAY win it for them in, say, the 19th over. Will they do it earlier? Will the bowlers come around and trap someone or force a few catches from mis-struck balls? That's the fascination of 20/20-- the chasers' innings. Don't go down to the pitch at 12 noon Sunday to watch the local lads-- wait till after 2 o'clock. Unless you're a complete cricket degenerate, that is.