Friday, May 23, 2008

IPL: Gazing through the crystal ball

Now that the IPL is in the business end of the season, here's yours truly wondering what the Sports headlines in the future seasons for IPL and T20 leagues across the globe might look like:

Derby Day match preview: Mumbai Indians vs New Mumbai Radicals
Its a crucial derby day for both Mumbai teams as the Mumbai Indians look to clinch a semifinal spot for the 5th consecutive year while 2 points will provide the Radicals a much needed boost in their relegation battle. Rumours of a possible takeover at the Radicals by Anil Ambani and a dressing room brawl between Harbhajan Singh and Shoaib Akhtar have compounded the misery on the Radicals who are on a 4 match losing streak...

Rajasthan Royals beat Western Australia Warriors in Champion's league thriller
It was the ecstasy of victory for the Royals and the agony of the bowlout for the Warriors as Shane Warne led his team to a thrilling victory at the WACA. Chasing a target of 250, the home team got off to a quick start, thanks to captain Ponting's swashbuckling innings of 130 off 79 balls. However, Warne spun his team back into the game picking up 3 wickets in his 3rd over...

Fan violence mars the victory celebrations for London United
Around 50 visiting fans were held outside the Chinaswamy stadium following a brawl between the visiting British and the Royal Challengers fans. Reports suggest that the fight started after the visiting fans started chanting "Kingfisher tastes like p***" to which the home supporters took offense...

Anil Ambani buys New Mumbai Radicals for $300M, decides to rechristen the franchise as ADAG BIG Radicals
Intra-city cricket rivalry entered into a new era as Anil Ambani bought the New Mumbai franchise for a whooping $300M. In a press conference, Ambani announced that the franchise would now be known as ADAG Big Radicals and that there would be massive investments made in the team for the next season...

Pune Puneri Punekars promoted from the K.K.Krishna Kunj Zeera-Soda Championship
It was a day of celebration for all Punekars as their team was promoted to the IPL. The Punekar supporters, known for their sarcastic banners aka "Puneri Patyas", celebrated the victory into the wee hours of 11PM last nite...

Tabloid talk...
$100m Tendulkar-New South Wales link rubbished by Mukesh Ambani (Mumbai Mirror)
Greg Chappell to invite Ganguly for the post of Knight Riders first team coach?? (Mid day)
Celebrity WAG Deepika Padukone dumps boy friend Piyush Chawla (Dainik Jagran)
Joey Barton arrested for assault at Wankhede (Daily Mirror, Sun, News of the World etc etc)

1 comment:

The Neverknown said...

lol lol
that foresight is more like four sights!