Wednesday, 28 May 2008

Of IPL, Gurukul and ballsy tricks


My unflinching scepticism didn’t desert me when perpetrators of the IPL preached it would be a virtual Gurukul where tricks of the trade of the cherry and the blade would change hands, from the battle-hardened bunch to the greenhorn lot.

Ungrateful souls like Cheteshwar Pujara and Ranadeb Bose swear, and swear at, it’s otherwise but IPL has indeed lived up to the Gurukul hype and I’m especially impressed by the guru-shishya parampara in the Deccan Chargers camp.

Guru Gilly has been trying to hard sell his squash-ball trick but few actually heeded to his ballsy theory. Y Venugopal Rao –- so what if he sees a cheap coiffeur -- decided to give it a try and since then, he’s having a ball with the bat and runs haven’t stopped flowing from his blade. The Andhra right-hander is now the team’s third highest run-scorer, just behind his mentor and Rohit Sharma!

Apparently, the trend is spreading like blogging in Bollywood, with Scott Styris too game for such an experiment, even though he plans to do it with a golf ball.

11 comments:

Q said...

Golf ball will hurt.

Straight Point said...

now som, if only gilly could hit it in IPL...

Som said...

q, I've tried golf ball myself and my wrist and palm still hurt.

Som said...

SP, I guess the elasticity of the ball might help the batsman, much like a spring and the resultant bat speed, pace at which the willow travels, would be faster. But golf ball!

Wasim said...

Golf ball!

What are you guys upto trying to fracture your palm.

For me the idea of a squash ball was also ridiculous as it might provide very little elasticity but on the down side you can have a huge problem in your grip.

Straight Point said...

SOM, i meant that had gilly been some success in IPL the idea would have seen more followers...

but...golf ball!?! he seems to suggested it as crude joke...

Som said...

SP, my idea is as good as yours. But that's what the Indian Express story claims!. God save Styris.

scorpicity said...

not bad gilly has set up a company for squash balls... but seriously, it must be even sick holding it forget about squashing them... yeeeow

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