Category Archives: Navi Mumbai

Friday- Where Would All Roads Lead To?

We are just a day away from what one would call it as the Father of Entertaining Cricket Tournament. All roads will lead to DY Patil Cricket Stadium  on Friday  the 12th as its going to  accommodate thousands of cricket fans for the  inaugural match on   Excitement is in the air as IPL has returned to India and what better ground to start with than DY Patil. Its my (Wags) favorite ground as I have experienced the first IPL match that was allotted to this ground and I have lots of memories associated with this very ground.. I still remember Adam Gilchrist and Rahul Dravid talking about the standards of the ground.Every time I pass this ground, automatically my hand reaches out to my head and salutes the ground. The first match is between KKR and Deccan Chargers and despite the home team- Mumbai Indians is not featuring in the first Match; the interest level would not go down. I am all set to watch the Inaugural match. Shams is in a way sad that he could not join me for the match, but will be happy that atleast I am able to make it there.So Mumbai- See you there!!

Tame the Sledging Kangaroos

“Aussie Sucks Aussie Sucks” will be the buzz in the ground at the Reliance Stadium in Vadodara where the Kangaroos will clashing the Indian Tigers for the first match. Playing mind game has always been the trait of the Australians and sledging has been a part of their hygiene. The Indians are no less when it comes to giving it back Although the Australians are on the high after crushing England 6-1 in the ODI and also the T20 World Cup triumph, they can’t breathe easily as they are up against the Indians in their backyard. The ground and weather conditions in India are very different to the situations that they are used to. It’s altogether a different leather hunt when it comes to the conditions in the subcontinent. The attendance in the ground is always in huge numbers and the cheering sound can be deafening for the visitors. I am sure these conditions are no alien for the Aussie, but still they have to hold a hard grip in case they don’t want themselves to be slaughtered as the top guns of the Indian squad are back with vengeance after injury.
With Viru back in top along side Gambhir, Yuvi to patrol the middle order, it’s going to be good competition in the making. Not to forget our swashbuckling master blaster Tendulkar who can adapt to any situation as the team demands. Indian bowling attack seems to look weak at the moment with Zak still out of contention. The ‘Men in Blue’ have to play to their potential well as a unit to beat the Aussie.Bhajji factor always work well against the Australians, lets see if he is able to cast a magical web on the Kangaroos.
There’s loads of excitement as the last match is scheduled in Mumbai at the DY Patil Stadium, a wonder full stadium in Nerul-Navi Mumbai and we are looking forward for that. Things can’t get any better if the last match becomes the decider.
Rest assured for some exciting moments, both cricketing and non cricketing action.
Lets wait and watch how the Indian Tigers tame the Kangaroos!!
Till then good bye from Shams N Wags.