Jan 11, 2011

IPL-4 Auction…all about Indians…

It is interesting and even more surprising to see the way the franchises’ have capped the cricketers, especially the Indian players for the entire amount that they can afford paying. All the looks were kept astonishingly on the young India. It is sufficiently evident that within no time Indian extravaganza can influence the equations of world’s cricket; I really don’t know how good it is.

Nothing more is expected than a price of $2.4 million for the in-form Gautam Gambhir. I still remember the Yusuf Pathan’s energetic performance against the then most adoring spinner Ajanta Mendis of KKR, during the only super-over of the season-2; and no doubt he was eyed high by the KKR this time. No doubt that the loss of Muralitharan affects the Super Kings; where as the spinner duo of Chargers, Ojha and Amit Misra, shall have to prove their best. May be, Yuvi has been hiding his game since last season of IPL, only to play his best for the Pune Warriors!

Oops… I realize that it is very difficult to describe or pen down all of my opinions about the auction-2011. Now, I’ll start doing it on fast track.

The less-paid (comparatively) talented foreigners will undoubtedly be envy of their team mates unless they wouldn’t mind much about their payment. After all, who does not mind when the players are being sold like papads, unveiling the same on LIVE for the entire world to see! One more point I would like to mention that some of the players who are surprisingly sold for more are lucky enough to have the franchises who wanted them.

Sourav Ganguly, the omission of the former Indian captain was the stunning stunt of the day performed by the owners. The way he remain unsold remembers me his omission from the Team India couple of years back before he retired. The entire Kolkata was on fire backing their sporting hero. Any way, I believe Ganguly will fight it out alone; he is well capable of doing it so. He is one of very few gutsy players I’ve ever seen. I wondered when the West-Indian Brian Lara announced his availability for the IPL; I went a step ahead and thought if any franchise would be interested in taking him in, which came true coincidentally the other day.

I know, I didn’t mention about the teams I support as yet. And I’m sure that I don’t want to choose the same now. I wish to keep my focus on the upcoming cricket festival of the year, the ICC world cup. Let us see what will turn around!

On the whole, it is a good sign to the Indian cricket and so as the same to the world cricket as well.

6 comments:

deeps said...

Barring the omission of some big names in the auction, it was a great run till now. Hopefully there wont be any scam following it up :P

a truthmark said...

... cricket mall !!

HaRy!! said...

well Dada is used to things as such... he was left out of the ODI squad after he made the comeback of the year with highest run getter ...same way this is how he gets treated... but then his pride and courage to fight back matters the most!! howdy prams?

Being Pramoda... said...

Hey Deeps.. i too hope so..:)

Being Pramoda... said...

@ Truthmark..

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Being Pramoda... said...

Hi Hary.. thats very true analysis and point.. thanks hary.. am good.. sadly missing blog sphre.. hw r u?