It’s Cricket! Not Quite!

Bats’ in

Kudos to the Indian Premier League (IPL) organisers for conducting this year’s matches among the difficulties of the pandemic.

But it’s not quite the same without the crowds and the cheer leaders in their magnificent costumes, or the shortage of it.

IPL is a bit too much, as it’s every night for many days. But we tune in for the excitement it brings. And when you don’t have a team from your territory, you tend to support your favourites.

That’s why many people like me, support Chennai Super Kings as Mahendra Singh Dhoni is there.

And yesterday’s was a mixed bag, as it was okay for either team to win.

But someone wins due to carelessness of the officials is not exciting finish. Third umpire has the support of digital proofs to take care of any ‘bare eye’ decision of on field umpires and for that matter spectators in the stadium.

But when millions of us are getting the review of the third umpire with the digital replays, it’s not cricket Mr. Third Umpire to make such a mistake. The bat’s clearly in and a team is robbed of the victory by a studied decision which became stupid.

It’s Cricket! Not Quite!

Live Cricket, After a Long Time!

This is the first international cricket match after the lockdown. Test match between England and West Indies at Southampton. And of course, sans the crowd.

It’s nice watching it live and of course it’s a good time pass for a cricket enthusiast and who’s still on practical lockdown.

IPL (Indian Premier League) missed the April schedule. Really wanted to watch my favourite captain Dhoni in action.

IPL is also about the crowd, and hopefully we will be back soon

Live Cricket, After a Long Time!