Wednesday, April 4, 2012


CHENNAI: The fifth edition of  IPL started here at  YMCA College of Physical Education, with a grand gala opening ceremony with a galaxy of  stars led by Amithabh Bachan who recited  a poem  ‘If I were to be born again’, written by renowned lyricist Prasoon Joshi.
 In the background there was  a dance performance choreographed by Shiamak Davar.

This was followed by a percussion performance by First Project, a band  from South Africa.

Then there was Colonial Cousins.  

The other stars were:

US pop singer  Katy Perry 

Prabhu Deva, Our own Michael Jackson.

Priyanka Chopra

Salman Khan

Kareena Kapoor

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

IPL 2012 -auction -players list

SL No. Name Country price Sold to
1 Ravindra Jadeja India 2,000,000  CSK
2 Mahela Jayawardene Sri Lanka 1,400,000  DD
3 Brendon McCullum NZ 900,000  KKR
4 Muttiah Muralitharan Sri Lanka 220,000  RCB
5 Darren Bravo West Indies 100,000  DC
6 Herschelle Gibbs South Africa 50,000  MI
7 Bradley Hodge Australia 475,000  RR
8 Dinesh Chandimal Sri Lanka 50,000  RR
9 Parthiv Patel India 650,000  DC
10 Doug Bracewell NZ 50,000  DD
11 Mitchell Johnson Australia 300,000  MI
12 Andre Russell West Indies 450,000  DD
13 Rudra Pratap Singh India 600,000  MI
14 S Sreesanth India 400,000  RR
15 R Vinay Kumar India 1,000,000  RCB
16 Brad Hogg Australia 180,000  RR
17 Sunil Narine West Indies 700,000  KKR
18 Robin John Peterson South Africa 100,000  MI
19 Ramesh Powar India 160,000  KXIP
20 Daniel Harris Australia 70,000  DC
21 Kevon Cooper West Indies 50,000  RR
22 James Faulkner Australia 190,000  KXIP
23 Azhar Mahmood England 200,000  KXIP
24 Thisara Perera Sri Lanka 650,000  MI
25 Merchant de Lange South Africa 50,000  KKR

Friday, September 2, 2011

T20 defeat: Dhoni blames lack of partnerships

   Indian captain MS Dhoni blamed  India's 6 wicket defeat against England  in the T2o match  on  the batsmen's failure to build partnerships.

"Partnership is key, doesn't matter what format it is. Once you lose quick wickets, like we did after 12 overs, it doesn't help. You want to have at least five or six wickets in the slog overs," remarked Dhoni after his side lost nine wickets.

India were 104 for one in the 13th over before being bowled out for 165, with three balls remaining.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

How did England tame Sachin?

  Here is an interesting article about how England managed to silense the bat of  the maestro who was in search of his 100th century.

The Great Wall of Indian Cricket

RAHUL DRAVID stands tall among the ruins of Indian cricket in England.   He is now the second highest century maker in Tests for India after Sachin Tendulkar.  He has pushed legendary Sunil Gavaskar to the third position.  Before going into the England series, he had 32 centuries, out of which only one did not bear fruit. That was against Zimbabwe 13 years ago in Harare, where he made 128. Unfortunately, the three hundreds that came after it were all for a losing cause. It is now four defeats out of 35 hundreds. 

Kudos to his hard work, dedication and commitment to the game.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Sree says , " England have played well"

Interacting with media after the second day’s play here, Sreesanth said: “Honestly, they (England batsmen) played well. You can’t take anything out of them because they played really well. They attacked. They stayed there. They kept leaving the good balls and they didn’t go fetching outside the off-stump. (Except) a couple of good shouts (nothing happened) but honestly it was also a pure batting track as well.”

Friday, May 6, 2011

Gaylestorm hits Kings XI

Chris Gayle scored a blistering 107 off 49 balls which contained 10 fours and 9 sixes in the RCB vs King's XI Punjab match.