Thanks to IPL, border – those haphazard scratches on Earth’s lovely round face- stands, if at all, blurred.
I had gone for Delhi Daredevils' practice session yesterday where TA Sekar, AB de Villiers, Rajat Bhatia and Manoj Tiwary were available for media interaction.
Sekar spoke in details how McGrath was mentoring the likes of V Yomahesh, Pradeep Sangwan and even Ferveez Maharoof, teaching them tricks of the trade and secrets of the craft which he learned during the course of his illustrious career.
If you saw the last match, you would remember how McGrath was trying to cool Maharoof who was getting some stick.
de Villiers too made it clear that he would not have any qualms sharing secrets about how to blunt Steyn.
I’m more than willing to discuss the strength and weaknesses of the South African players. I would love to do everything that gives us an edge.
Lambasting IPL is a cottage industry among purists. I too had my fair share of potshots at it, even though I’m neither purists, nor the hoi polloi. But the peep into Delhi Daredevils camp came as a complete eye-opener. IPL has not bowled me over yet but I have to admit that it’s a paradigm shift indeed.