Sensations of the DLF IPL 2012

Yes, the fever of arguably the best T20 tournament in the universe has struck us. So far we’ve seen some sensational cricket by all the teams so far. Some of these miracles are Chennai’s chasing of RCB’s taunting 205 thanks to the wonderful 19th over bowled by Virat Kohli to which Albie Morkel helped himself. Scoring 28 runs of it, the over went as such: 4,6,4,6,2,6. And after that, when you see how ferociously the almost below-par score of 130 is defended so ferociously till the last ball, it makes RCB’s bowling look lame (and especially if you are an RCB fan, it will just make you feel so bad). Another sensation was the West Indies (or is he Indian?) off spinner Sunil Narine. You see, the KKR officials decided to take my blogging advice for the auction, but instead of going after Ajantha Mendis, they went after Narine. And after having succesfuly outbid the Mumbai Indians  (who, by the way, also took my blogging advice, but instead of Tharanga they went for Gibbs), It was decided that Narine would recieve a surprisingly high sum of $700,000. He even missed a possible test debut just to play for KKR, and that didn’t please many people. However, Narine proved his worth with the ball as he picked up a maiden 5-wicket haul vs Punjab on Sunday. However, the sensation this IPL is not Narine or Morkel. He is a little bit closer to home. And that is Ajinkya Rahane. Opening the innings for Rajasthan with skipper Dravid in the absence of Shane Watson, Rahane began with a bang as he scored an powerful 98 in 66 balls vs KXIP in RR’s opening game, and then scored 59 runs in the next 3 innings. Then came the thunder. Against RCB, he bashed his way from 43 of 40 to a powerful 103 not out in just 60 balls to take RR to a comfortable 59 run win over the hosts, their first ever win by runs vs RCB since IPL 2008. So today’s games are RR vs DC at Jaipur, and RCB vs PWI at Bangalore. So that’s all for now. Adios 🙂

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