Life’s little pleasures!Views — By Sapna Krishnan on April 17, 2012 at 3:32 PM
The IPL fever is back, with a loud bang! When it is cricket, everything else in India takes a backseat. While some rejoice, some are complaining about the sudden changes. What are these changes one might ask – to start with, some people complain about the game itself, women do not get to watch their daily soaps, some complain of reduced family outings, bosses are not happy with their employees’ lesser interest and concentration, girlfriends complaining, and the list is never ending. But ‘yeh toh Cricket hai boss aur Cricket ke liye sab maaf!’ The game is tracked by the second and minute, such is the craze.
Punekars were in for a shock when Sahara chose not to participate in IPL’s season 5. Everyone heaved a sigh of relief when Sahara and BCCI sorted their differences and PWI were back! Four matches with three wins by a commendable margin – and they are currently ruling the scoreboard. What a comeback by our Warriors! And Punekars, this season, also got their very own home ground – the Subrata Roy stadium.
It’s even more amusing and entertaining when the fight begins at home. Well, no I am not talking about throwing vessels at my husband, but about supporting different teams. While it’s no surprise as to which team I am rooting for, it was fun watching his favorite, the Chennai Super Kings lose to PWI. Although we both are from God’s own country, we couldn’t be happier about Kochi Tuskers Kerala not participating in this season. Nonetheless, I do hope they come back next season as a stronger team.
I am sure Kolkatta and Shahrukh Khan, himself is disappointed about his decision to let Sourav Ganguly go. But the old saying goes – somebody’s loss is somebody else’s gain. Punekars miss Yuvaraaj Singh and are glad that he is back and healthier. We cannot wait to see him in action again. But the show must go on and Dada is doing a fabulous job. Whatever the team is currently doing is definitely working for them, and they should continue to do so.
For people who are complaining about not being able to catch up with friends and family, a small adjustment in plans is surely going to make it a win-win situation. How you may ask? Get your friends or family to gather at somebody’s place, form groups, take sides and let the match begin. Cheer, scream, whistle for every four and six, and boo your opponent for every loss of wicket. Turn your room into a mini stadium, and you can maybe even add a cheerleader dance. But, please keep it healthy and refrain from any sort of betting. Lest, you blame me for giving ideas which lead to any sort of uneasiness.
I am assuming every Punekar is cheering for their home team, but in case you are in Pune and are supporting another team, you will have to shout louder to be heard! As the Pune Warriors India meet the Royal Challengers Bangalore today, a win is certainly under our belt. What say?
Go, Pune Warriors India – the trophy is ours!