Changing Loyalties…. No Way!!!


Ever since a few blokes got to know that I will move to Chennai, I have been bugged with one question, may be the first question I encounter when people get to know it – Are you now supporting Chennai Super Kings???!!! HaHa no way! Be it the amazing form my team (Read RCB) has shown in the past three matches or not, I will and shall remain a supporter of the Royal Challengers of Bengalooru, until of course a team comes up a full hundred and forty kilometres down south ;).

Its not long since, IPL3, the brainchild of Mr Lalit Modi kicked off and well the whole of the nation is abuzz with the club cricket extravaganza! I have picked up my side to win the tournament as well and well definitely “Royal Challengers Bengalooru” stand a BIG chance. I have even bought an official Reebok RCB T Shirt to support the team! Coming to CSK, they are definitely a good team, but do not have the right combination, Get Dhoni, Raina and Hayden out, they look very very weak. Their bowling is not so great, many players can play Muralidaran pretty well nowadays. Badrinath and Murali Vijay are good on paper, but have not fired till now in the IPL! The rest of the teams are still dependent on individual superheroes, MI – Sachin and Surabh Tiwary, RR – Yusuf Pathan, KKR – My God!, please I definitely WANT this team to lose, KXIP – Haha!!, give me a break!, DC – Gilly and Symonds, DD – Sehwag and only Sehwag. At least until  now, they have won because of individual efforts overshadowing any other acoomplishments!

RCB have a well knit unit. They have Manish Pandey and Kallis firing right at the top! Uthappa is in amazing form, which even bruised his hotel-partner Sreesanth. Wow, what an over that was! Bowling has been top class from Steyn, Kumble and Kallis. Vinay looked good yesterday! The only problem seems to be that RD and Boucher have still not got a chance to bat and that may never be a problem! RD even mentioned that he does not want to until they kept winning! So boys, be it Vijay Mallya’s booze in the stadium or the gorgeous Deepika Padukone/ Katrina Kaif/ Pakaadamane hudugi Ramya in the stands, you have and entire country backing you to win!

Of course the only problem for RCB, would be whom to replace once Taylor, White and Pietersen return! Mark my words, send Peitersen to London directly from Dhaka, he is not worth the place in teh current squad, given his form. Taylor, must be there, probably replacing Eion Morgain in crucial matches and White can susbstitute Boucher/ Kallis whenever they need rest. I am still looking forward to see Abhimanyu Mithun bowl this season. Like Pandey with the bat, he was spewing fire with the ball this domestic season and has amazing talent. May be rest one of the Kumar’s in the squad and try him out Jumbo…

Apart from this, my Loyalty also remains with Mandira Bedi and Charu Sharma. You guys rocked in the Extraaa Innings. The current set of commentators have a long way to go. Samir Kocchar dude, note that its not Robin Singh playing for RCB its Robin Uthappa!!!

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About amarharish
Was working as a Consultant for Five Years. Moved on to pursue a Masters in Management at Great Lakes, Chennai. Interests include Hi Tech, Brands, Quizzing, Leadership to name a few!

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