IPL is here!

Last Updated 23 April 2014, 12:49 IST
Red streaks for Virat, Silvia, a second-PUC student of computer science, says it was 
upsetting to see the match-fixing controversies of the IPL. Yet that hasn’t diminished her love for the league. 

“Fixing is unprofessional but at the same time, there are so many honest players. The tournament cannot be cancelled just because of that,” she says. 

Silvia is such a big fan of RCB that she has got red streaks on her hair for the season.

 “I got my hair coloured for Virat Kohli. He is my favourite along with Gayle, who sets the field on fire,” she adds.  

Seasonal fun

Laekhaa, a second-PUC student of St Joseph’s Pre-University College, is excited about watching the match between the RCB and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the stadium here. 

“Since it’s seasonal, it’s a lot of fun. Besides, you get to see all the players in the homeground. This year’s RCB team is really good and there is a high chance that they will win,” she says. 

The season of cricket and glamour is here! Despite being embroiled in a number of controversies, the Indian Premier League (IPL) started recently amidst much pomp and glory in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and will be coming to India next month. 

Just like the other seasons, the frenzy is catching on as cricket-lovers sport the jerseys and flags of their favourite teams! 

Though the first set of matches are not being held here, the fans of the format are still as enthusiastic and waiting to watch the players on their homegrounds in May. 

Ask the youngsters in the City who their favourite players are and the answers are unanimous — Virat Kohli and Chris Gayle. 

After all, being from Bangalore, it is but obvious that they will support the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)!Yuvraj worth it.

Shelton, a second-PUC commerce student of St Joseph’s Pre-University College, feels that RCB has a proper ratio of bowlers, batsmen and fielders this year. 

“Though Vijay Mallya spent a lot on Yuvraj Singh, he has been doing a good job and will prove to be worth the money. Though I also like CSK, I am a bigger fan of RCB,” 
he says. 

Headed to stadium
Chandni, who is pursuing her first-year bachelor of media studies at Centre for Management Studies, has completely followed the tournament all the seasons. 

“I’m a full-time RCB fan. It’s sad that half the tournament this season is being held abroad. So the enthusiasm is lesser. But it’s coming back here soon and I can’t wait to watch the RCB vs CSK match. This time, we have to bring the trophy home,” she says.  

Jason, a second-year BSc student of St Joseph’s College of Arts and Science, feels the shorter format of the game makes it more popular. 

“Even the people who are not that big fans of cricket can enjoy the game. The whole family can sit together at home as even the women will not get bored watching it. Watching the match in the stadium is also fun as one does not have to sit out in
the sun for a long time,” he notes. 
(Published 23 April 2014, 12:47 IST)

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