Saturday, 11 September 2010 | By: AbhiLaSH RuHeLa

Start of Champions League Twenty20 !!!

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        I am back after watching our Indian team - Mumbai Indians lose the first match of Champion's League. A new tournament. A new craze. The new records. The new earnings. The new betting. The new fixings. The new excitement. All begins with this tournament. The cricket is the game which always gains the most TRPs amongst all the games shown LIVE on television. I am happy that I am fan of such a game. Cricket is the game of consistency, surprises, performances, runs, balls, wickets, shouts of OUT, appeal for the bad luck of the oppositions etc etc etc. No person in the world can say that he or she has never seen a cricket match ever in their life. If someone says , I think Octopus Paul will surely predict for him or her that they are going to turn mad very soon. Hahaha !!! One can say for football, for hockey but not for cricket. If there are many in this world who have never seen a cricket match then I think I am ignorant still. Sorry for my ignorance.

             After the IPL ended, no tournament has been surprising as no records have been created by any team in any series they played after IPL. So, as the craze and love for T20 is at its high now-a-days here comes the Champion League to entertain us and make us crazy for our teams. I, like in IPL, is again supporting Mumbai Indians as I live in this city and I love this city as it has given me a lot. This is the first reason of supporting Mumbai Indians. The second one is - The biggest cricketer ever on the planet- Sachin Tendulkar plays from the side of Mumbai and he is a Mumbaikar himself. So it is very exciting and entertaining to see him play the matches from the side of Mumbai Indians. 

            Today, we had our first match of Champions League. Highveld Lions vs Mumbai Indians. MI won the toss and selected fielding. I liked their decision as it is easy to judge how to play after getting a target. TARGET IS VERY NECESSARY IN LIFE. Hahaha. A message also ;-). But the way MI's bowlers have bowled is shameful. Lions played like Real Lions and scored 186 for 5. The Lions nevertheless posted a most competitive score. Jonathan Vandiar showed his rare talent as he plundered a career-best 71 off 48 balls, and Neil McKenzie, who once again proved the priceless value of experience as he finished the innings with a sublime 56 not out off just 30 deliveries. Both these players diminished and failed all the powers MI had in their pockets. 

           When MI started batting, they gave a good start. All the appreciations goes to Sachin Tendulkar and Shikhar Diwan. Shikhar Dawan left the crease very first after scoring 32 runs of 30 balls. A good play. Sachin Tendulkar shocked everyone again with his ineffable hits. He scored 69 runs of 42 balls with the help of 9 fours. A great play from his side. After a while, I was confident that he will complete his first ever century today in T20 game but the stale Burger came in his form and bold the Sachin. It was a shameful way in which Sachin got bold. But he was lucky enough as umpire gave a wrong decision in the start of the game when Sachin was LBW Out but umpire granted him life by judging it as Not Out. Hahaha. Good Luck Sachin. But it was unfair. After that Dumini also created excitement by scoring 30 runs of 23 balls. Pollard came in his form for which he is known. He hit two sixes back to back and also hit a four too. He got out at 19 runs of 9 balls. I was solaced that why do Pollard gets OUT so fast. Why can't he manage to stay on the ground for little longer and play? If he gets the trick of fooling the bowlers, no one can ever beat MI. That's a Challenge !!! 

           All in all, It was a good game and I enjoyed watching it. Whatever, my favorite team lost but I am not in pain and disgust. I have grown enough mature after IPL that I don't miss my food after my team gets beaten up by someone. Hahaha. Sachin got his payment and tonight he will be eating luxurious food in spite of losing the match, why should I keep myself hungry and play with my emotions? Right? Haha. So, I am not much disappointed. I am actually happy to witness this match and watch it LIVE. This Champions League is going to be a blast. I am excited. Hoping for an Indian team to win. Lets see. 

          Thanks.

ABHILASH RUHELA - VEERU   

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Anonymous said...

bhai mujko nahi lagta ke tum cricket ke fan ho varna tum apni class ki match jo last sem me howi thi miss nahi karte.Dawawala Md. yusuf

AbhiLaSH RuHeLa said...

Hahaha.. Yusuf...I am fan of watching cricket more than playing it ...

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