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David vs Goliath: And Dadagiri Forever!

In today’s Pune warriors vs Mumbai match, it was a battle of unequal powers. The Pune team was almost on the verge of pulling out of the tourney and were brought in at the last moment through diplomatic dialogue. Their boycott of the players auctions meant they had to settle for a sucky lot of… Keep Reading

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Ganguly: The Comeback Man

F**k you SRK. Bah. Got that off my chest. Anyways. Now to discuss the match. This pic from ESPN CricInfo more or less summarizes the events of the day: Following the fall of Robin Uthappa, this emotional fan breached the security and invaded the pitch to throw himself at the feet of Dada. Oh, by… Keep Reading

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Just Like Olden Days

This was bound to happen sooner rather than later. A side with a decent spin department was bound to trap the Kolkata Knight Riders in their own trap. So Kochi, the new kids on the IPL block, were to face off with the old losers, KKR. Batting first, Kochi opened with long time KKR gunner,… Keep Reading

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A Royal Knightmare

Warne’s boys got walloped twice in as many days by an up and coming Kolkata Knight Rider. It was the home match for the KKR and the game was supposed to be a cliffhanger, especially given the pitch was a slow turner and the RR were led by none other than the maestro Shane Warne.… Keep Reading

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KKR: Knights of Resurrection

… or is it just serving old wine in a new bottle? Rajasthan Royals, under the sprightly looking Shane Warne posted a daunting looking total of 160 for the Knights to chase. It was never going to be an easy task given the fact that the Royals were a major threat on their homeground. But… Keep Reading

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Redemption and a Few Worries for KKR

KKR have registered their first victory in the fourth season of the Indian Premier League against the somewhat bedraggled Deccan Chargers. Having scored an intimidating 163 on a slow, turning Eden pitch, it was expected that even with their mediocre spin bowlers, KKR would be able to make it through easily. And they did, eventually… Keep Reading

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Its Déjà vu for me and KKR!

So I tortured myself again tonight by submitting myself to watch the final 5 overs of the match between Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders. And what a big mistake it was. KKR have restructured the team, thrown out an egotistical, megalomaniac icon, roped in some real effects players, but no matter what they… Keep Reading

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