This is the compilation of one-liners I wrote during the first week and the last 2 weeks of IPL.
This week’s update:
One Rahul gave ‘a word’ and another Rahul got ‘award’. (Rahul Gandhi, Rahul Dravid)
Chetan Bhagat’s next novel will also link Punjab and Tamilnadu. And the name of the novel will be “The two Husseys”.
If Software Engineers start a new political party, their party symbol should be ‘hand’… holding down alt+tab key (Cricinfo and Java Eclipse).
Irony in Cricket. Captain wins the toss and elects to bowl because there is little grass on the wicket. And then the bowlers start bowling all full tosses.
Kohli won the toss and elected to bowl. He said that he wanted to make use of the grass on the wicket. Logically if he wanted to make use of the grass, he should’ve let a cow in. i.e. Maattu Gayle.
Seems that in this IPL, Angelo Mathews will give a tough competition to MS Dhoni… in saying more “you know”s during the presentation.
RCB is the only multi-ethnic cricket side in IPL. It has a Christian, Mohammad, Singh, and an Ayarwal.
Wow!! CSK have won. For his best performance, Dwayne Bravo will get man of the ‘Naach’ award. #dance
RP Singh’s father, to RP Singh: Vazhkaila jeikanumna ovvoru step’a eduthu vaikanum. And we know what happened. “Over Step”. #SelfThoo
If a batsman hits the ball out of the ground off the last ball to win the match, that would be called ‘lost-ball finish’.
No matter how poor the bowler bowls the super over, it will still be called ‘super’ over.
DD’s new coach is ViVi.
Sachin hits 6 sixes and a four. #40
Dhoni batted and scored runs, kept the wicket and took a catch, but didn’t take a wicket. So after winning the match, he took the wicket with him. (comment about Dhoni taking the stumps with him after winning the match)
This IPL is well balanced. Captains like Gambhir, Dhoni, Kohli are playing sensibly, whereas captains like Mathews, Ponting, Sangakkara are sitting out. We either do see “captain’s knock” or “captain’s knockout”.
If the ball flies up in the air towards a fielder and he drops the catch, the reaction of the co-fielders would be like, ‘caaaaaaa…tcha’.
Yusuf Pathan’s map today. Dugout -> Duckout -> Dugout.
#IPL – RR vs SRH
Interesting competition between the two on which will come first. “Strategic Timeout” or “All Out”. (When SRH were 6 down in 6 overs)
For SRH, he’s Darren ‘Saaamy’. (Saamy = god)
Narine, Pollard, Gayle, Sammy, Smith, Bravo. West Indians are performing superbly one after another. This IPL is definitely ‘Parade of the Caribbean’.
Gayle storm predicted. Bowlers are advised not to leave their home for the next 3 hours.
This IPL is turning out to be a great great, er… dance competition.
If RCB’s top four fail, then RCB will fail making to top four.
If Ponting+Tendulkar is ‘Pondulkar’, then Raina+Hussey is ‘Rassey’. That’s what CSK fans are doing. #Rasi #Enjoy
Breaking: Bisla’s runout’s replay lasted longer than a normal Murali Vijay’s inning.
Spinners (tan) the ball, fielders (cot) the ball, and the winning captains (sin) the ball
When Rajasthan Royals fans show the sign “Way to go Faulkner”, it looks like a suicidal advice to me. “Way to go fall kenaru.” #SelfThoo
Mumbai Indians score 30 runs in one over. Tees Maar Gonnnnne.
Yesterday was Mother’s Day. Today is Mother’s, Brother’s, and Indians’ Day. Yes, it’s “Mum Bhai Indians” Day.
Two guys who hit 50 today are Dhawan and Pollard. In other words, it was “Pollardhawan” show today.
Punjab beat Bangalore and Chennai beat Delhi.
Smile on Punjab and Chennai’s face. Just like the climax of Chetan Bhagat’s “2 States”.
PWI captain Finch, after winning their first IPL match: “What!!! We have won? Am I dreaming? Finch me.”
During the KKR vs PWI match, the crowd was shouting “KKR… KKR… KKR”. Apparently Yusuf Pathan decoded that as “Kick Yaar”.
Sreesanth arrested for spot-fixing. Brought shame on the most respected RR. Now he’ll have to deal with some spot-spitting too, when people say “SreesanThooooo”.
Throughout this IPL, Yusuf Pathan struggled with timing the ball. And finally, yesterday, he made contact with the ball. (comment about Pathan kicking the ball)
The bookies wasted their money by paying Sreesanth. Better strategy would’ve been paying the captain and the coach. And ask them to select Sreesanth in the playing XI.
Couple of days ago
Dravid: “Stuart Binny is a really improved player now. Matured and it is time that the national selectors also take note of his performance.”
Gambhir: “Yusuf Pathan is a really improved player now. Matured and it is time that the national selectors also take note of his performance. Er, I mean the national football team selectors.”
When Yusuf Pathan kicked the ball with his leg, Parnell, the bowler, did the right thing. He appealed to the ‘LEG’ umpire.
Gilly gave, kept, and took… wicket. (when Gilly took his first wicket)
It’s raining in the Chinnaswamy Stadium. Probably because these guys are playing today. ‘Rain’a, Bad’rain’ath, ‘Rain’dra Jadeja.
If a batsman comes down the crease and plays a cracking shot, the commentators would say, “good use of feet”. From now on, they should say the same for cases like Yusuf Pathan.
Today -> Rainfall
Tomorrow -> Sunrise(ers) (when RCB were depending on rain and SRH match result)
Pune Warriors performed very poorly this IPL. Angry PWI fans have done the damage to Ali Murtaza’s head. (comment about Murtaza’s haircut)
The most entertaining part of Delhi Dare Devils’ batting is the… strategic timeout.
SRH vs KKR match will decide who (RCB, SRH) will “go forth” and who will “go fourth”.
A note to all the people who wake up early on Sundays: “Sunday Risers, ‘Hi there, bad’…”
In IPL 2013, Delhi Daredevils had been so consistent in batting… collapse.
If KKR had won against SRH yesterday
Gambhir: “We did it for Kohli.”
Bisla: “We did it for Kohli.”
Yusuf Pathan: “We did it for David Beckham”.
MR. Sharma playing in today’s CSK vs MI Qualifier IPL match. I mean M sharma and R sharma.
If Sandeep Sharma were part of CSK or MI, it would’ve been MRS. Sharma.
Today is “Everybody’s-status-update-is-IPL-is-nothing-but-8-teams-fighting-hard-to-play-against-CSK-in-the-final” Day. #SameBoringMessageEveryYear
Raina – 2 catches.
Raina: “Vijay macha, you take next catch”
Vijay – 2 catches.
Vijay: “Hussey macha, you take next catch”
Hussey – 2 catches.
Hussey: “Bravo macha, you take next catch”
Bravo – 2 catches.
In short, “catches win machas”.
There is only a fine line between “non-spot-fixer” and “non-stop-fixer”.
Some “boys caught.”
And then some (audience) “boycott”.
From now on, when the bookies say ‘hello’ over phone, police will interpret that as ‘yellow’. #CSK
Breaking: Ravindra Jadeja is also involved in spot fixing. He has fixed something on the spot below his nose.
Today, during the post-match presentation, we saw Rohit Sharma ‘sign a new ball’ and ‘Saina Nehwal’.
Rohit Sharma collected 10 crores during the presentation as MI are the champions. Rohit, good captaincy. Now, “Keep 10 C”.
IPL is addictive. The kids of these days are learning alphabets like ABCD EFGH IPL. If you’re wondering where that JK had gone, she is currently writing few more Harry Potter books for the same kids.
Actually IPL is not addictive. IPL fantasy league is addictive. In case you don’t know what a fantasy league is, it’s a game in which you can pick any player you want in your fantasy team. If your players play well, your fantasy team will score good points. If they don’t play well, you will just probably break 3 or 4 LCD TVs.
You are addicted to fantasy league when you type ‘f’ in the address bar of your browser and it automatically fills with “fantasy.iplt20.com” instead of “facebook.com”. I mean who will play fantasy league when there are more important tasks like asking your friend for nails, woods, and bricks on farmville and solving a serious murder case on criminal case at the same time.
The last time I played fantasy league was 6 years ago. After such a long time, I had got interest in playing this game. So I created a fantasy team and named it “Baleka Ballelakka”, both words containing my name. I was very sure that my team would perform well because I devised a perfect strategy, picked up the right players, and prayed Lord Vinayaka that I would break 108 LCD TVs in Tiruppathi.
There is a rule in fantasy cricket that I can choose one player from my team as power player and whatever points he scores will get doubled. So it’s really important to choose the best player as power player. In the first couple of days, my power players were performing like IRCTC website. That is I would waste 3 hours watching a screen and believing that some magic would happen. In short, I would appoint a power player, and he would disappoint me.
From the first day of IPL itself, I have been nervous. Every time my player would come out to bat or bowl, I would sit on the edge of the seat. At the same time, I would also ask my friends on Facebook for nails on farmville because I was running out of it after such nail-biting finishes. In fact, I was running out of my friends’ nails too.
First Day of IPL:
Match: KKR vs DD
Watching the match at: My home
Power Player: Jacques Kallis
I was watching the match with full tension. And when Kallis came into bat, I started biting nails. My friends were warning me, “How many times we have to tell you? Don’t bite the nails da. If you do, your grand father’s photo will fall down from the wall.”
This fantasy cricket has been eating all my time. I have been spending most of my time devising strategies. In the morning, I would wake up to read the news to see if any of my players got injured (In case injured, I should substitute with some other player). Such injuries would worry me a lot. Even the players’ mothers wouldn’t be worried that much.
Another important thing that is time consuming is analyzing the T20 records of all players and their recent form. I had every data on my finger tip. And it was paining a lot since I didn’t have nail on my fingers.
My mind would always be thinking about IPL and my fantasy players. Some of my mind thoughts are
“Who should be the power player for tonight’s game? Gayle? Kohli? Narine? Unadkat? Gambhir?”
“Probably I should toss a coin and choose one of them.”
“Oh wait, a coin only has two sides.”
“May be I should throw a pentagon up.”
“But where will I go for a pentagon?”
“Or maybe I should knock on 5 consequent house doors and whoever first opens the door will be asked the question: Who should be my power player?”
“And tell them knock knock knock knock knock jokes.”
My creative mind had gone blank because of these IPL thoughts. The most creative thing that I could come up with in the last one week was suggesting my friend Murali to put more salt in the Chicken Curry that he made. He told me that I was wrong and continued to say that it was Murungaikka kara kuzhambhu, not chicken curry.
Idea: Maybe I should toss murungaikka kara kuzhambu to select my power player. That way I’d end up with the right power player and a friend with kuzhambu-smelling hair.
Couple of days ago, I was watching the match between MI and DD. My power player Sachin got out for just one run. It was such a big blow. I couldn’t digest that. So I took a heavy stick and broke the LCD TV into countless pieces. Everyone was shocked. But I, somehow, managed to run away from that shop where I was watching the game. All I could hear, while running, was some people shouting, “Nail him… Nail him.”
But I am happy that someone has now got a “real” criminal case to solve – “Who is that serial LCD TV breaker?”