Just about one third of the matches of IPL 6 have been played so far but we have already seen a lot of action. Thankfully, this time around there has been good dose of cricket action in addition to the usual bling associated with IPL.
Here is an attempt to take out the “The Good, The Bad, The Ugly” of this IPL so far.
Sanga is a legendary cricketer and a gentleman as well. He proved it once again when he dropped himself from the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) team. This was one of those rare occasions when a captain of the side dropped himself for the greater good of the team. He passed on the captain role to Cameron White and was seen cheering the team mates from the dug out. SRH has tasted good success this year and such act of selflessness has indeed created a wonderful impact on the team which is now looking like a closely gelled unit. Hats off to Sanga !!
Despite being in early 40s, Ponting’s is supremely fit and he can put many active international cricketers and 20 something boys to shame. While he might have aged but the reflexes haven’t gone down one bit. He pulled off a blinder to dismiss Unmukt Chand in their match against Delhi. Ponting dived full length to his right and took a single handed catch. His body was few inches above the ground at the time of the catch. Indeed, one of the best catches we will ever see and fittingly from one of the best fielders we will ever see.
Dwayne Bravo and Kieron Pollard
The T&T boys were part of an ugly on-pitch altercation during one Mumbai-Chennai match. Having beaten Pollard a few times, Bravo had a few words to say him. Pollard, usually calm and no no-sense guy, gave it back with a few words of his own. Only IPL can provide such a spectacle where two national team mates were at the opposite ends!
RP made a come-back after injury lay-off and was having a good game, until that last over he bowled to Sir Ravindra Jadeja. 16 to get of the over, CSK came home with one ball to spare. The last ball from RP was a no-ball by a long distance. Not a great sight to see an experienced pace bowler put in such a huge no-ball when it mattered the most !
Virat Kohli and Gautam Gambhir
The marks for guessing this one! Kohli and Gambhir have shared many dressing rooms while playing for Delhi, Zone and India. Gambhir is going through a bit of trouble with his form and has been dropped from the national side. On the other hand, Kohli has established himself in the team and also taken up the vice-captain role from Gambhir. Probably, this got onto the nerves of Gambhir, often dubbed as angry young man, who had a little something to say as Kohli was walking back to the dug out. Kohli turned back to give it back and an ugly street cricket fight like scene broke out. It took their Delhi team mate Rajat Bhatia some effort to calm them down. May this be the last of the ugly scuffle between Indian team mates!
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