Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Dil Jhumping Jhapang Jhampak Jhampak !!!

The moment I changed the calender from March month to April, two things came into my mind :-

1. April Fools Day

2. IPL

The April Fools Day was spent trying to con others into various pranks & shouting "April Fool !!!".... The other one was IPL. It meant a whole new version of cricket fever & excitement... As the fever grips everyone by the appeal & advertisements, we start preparing for the IPL opening ceremony to begin..... Many of our beloved cricketers from all over the world join hands & fight it out for the IPL trophy.....




This cricket fever is soooo intense that it can never be cured..... It affects even the non-cricket fans &  makes them debate over their favourite teams..... There are some people who slyly switch sides & provide long speeches on why they chose that team !!! Others remain true to their teams & show support to their teams even in dire times....

Starsports.com has helped in spreading this cricket fever substantially.....

#KannaKeepCalm is the new anthem of the public & is also a quietening line for many over-anxious cricket fans.....

By its live video streaming of the IPL matches, Starsports.com has been a gift for the cricket fans...

And, match recaps are a boon for software professionals who can't find any time to watch TVs & are needed to remain glued to their laptops & computers for the whole day !!!

It has enabled the software company employees to see the matches during their office hours, college going youths to watch them during exam times, & house-wives to be updated with the scores during their household chores !!!

I was a cricket fan right from the time when I was 7-8 years old..... It was passed on from generation to generation...... Pre-IPL, I was not affected by the cricket fever, but the moment IPL was started, I was hooked to it.... Its appealed hard to my senses & gave me a new reason to love cricket.... And its timing (after the exams) was really cool & helped me pass on the extremely long summer vacations.... As the sun scorches our skins & generates sweat, our minds remain focussed on the IPL matches !!!

I've done all sorts of crazy things in order to keep myself updated with the cricket scores..... I'd been caught peeking into the houses of others only to know the scores..... I've been scolded by my mom because I used up all my money to activate GPRS in my mobile phone & use the internet to be updated with the scores..... My friends have chided me for pampering them to tell me the scores...... I spent hours near a Panasonic TV shop looking at the IPL match going on........

The IPL has infected cricket fever among the public in such a way that given the choice between drinking watermelon juice & watching IPL matches to protect from the scorching sun, IPL comes first !!!

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Saturday, 3 May 2014

Cricket Fever Is Here...!!!

Lo and behold, Pepsi IPL 2014 is here !!! Now, where did I keep my K.K.R T-shirt ??? Ah, here it is...... Ugh, it is dirty... Wash it in the washing machine. Now, it looks shiny clean...


But, hey !!! Semester exams are starting in April :( God !!! Who invented these EXAMS ??? Hmmm..... Let me think... Now, I search for the time-table of both exams & IPL Matches.... Good lord !!! There is an exam on the day of KKR match.... No problem, I'll try to study while keeping myself updated with the Starsports.com website.....

Infact, Starsports.com is a boon for us cricket crazy fans. There is no television set in our hostel, so the only source for cricket scores is Starsports.com. The old website was a little too rusty in its approach, but its improved version with live streaming of the matches & score updates has captured our attention & grooved us into it.... Most of the cricket fans in our hostel are saying, "Kanna, keep calm, & watch Pepsi IPL in Starsports.com."

Coming to cricket craze, I've been addicted to watching this game for more than 16 years, as of now... This craze was passed over from my dad to me.... One-day matches, test matches, sixes, fours, LBW, all these terms were tuned into my mind right from my childhood... But from 2008, a new word was added to the list I.P.L !!! Ever since its inception, it has enhanced my cricket craze.

I used to eagerly wait for the day when the IPL match timetable was published on the newspaper, cut it out & plan my activities accordingly.... I've always been a KKR supporter from the beginning & I even got a chance to go to a KKR Vs CSK match at Chennai... It was the best experience of my life. I bought the KKR T-shirt from there & treasure it alongwith a miniature bat signed by Sachin Tendulkar.

Sometimes, if I don't get an opportunity to watch a KKR match, I use my phone to know the scores. Starsports.com is a saved page in the Opera mobile browser of my phone & I've been scolded for wasting my phone balance on this..... If this is not possible, then there is always the quote, "Har Ek Friend Zaroori Hota Hai !!!" by which I send a text message to all my contact numbers asking for the score.... Many have found me pestering but still I don't care.....

Okay, time to go to watch the next KKR match !!! "Khorbo, Lorbo, Jeetbo !!!"



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