Chennai Super Kings must be the luckiest team in every season of IPL as each and every time they perform badly in the initial stages, but later they manage to enter the eliminators/qualifiers. This has again happened in IPL 2012 in which Chennai entered eliminators as Deccan Chargers knock Royal Challengers out of IPL 2012. In the final league match, it was a go or die for Royal Challengers to enter the eliminators. With an excellent spell from Dale Steyn, Deccan Chargers defeated Royal Challengers and gave a once in lifetime opportunity to Chennai Super Kings. As far as I know, every time Chennai was given a lifeline by other teams. Royal Challenger’s dressing room had a deserted look as everybody was extremely disappointed that they were knocked out of IPL 2012. Now the Qualifiers will be played between Delhi Daredevils and Kolkata Knight Riders and the eliminators will be played between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings. The team losing in eliminators will be knocked out. Team losing in Qualifiers will face the winning team of eliminators and the winner of this match will face the winners of Qualifiers in the Finals.
Friday, May 18, 2012
IPL 2012 has reached a crucial stage now and teams are doing their level best to enter into the top 4 slot so that they can enter into the next level of IPL 2012. Teams which are catching the top 4 slots only will be able to proceed to the eliminator matches of the IPL 2012. Current stage is Delhi Dare Devils and Kolkata Knight Riders confirmed their spot in the top 4, the rest of the 2 spots is oscillating between Chennai Super Kings, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians. Two out of these 3 teams will be taking the 3rd and 4th spot in the points table. Stiff competition is between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Chennai Super Kings. If Royal Challenger loses their final match, Chennai will move in, else it will be Royal Challengers which will be moving in. Chennai was the champion for the past 2 seasons of IPL, if they are not going to enter the eliminators, it will be a big shock for the entire IPL teams. Let’s wait and see who lifts the cup in this season of IPL. But I feel the competition will become interesting if Chennai is eliminated as we will be awaiting a new champion IPL 2012.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
The entire world celebrated Mother’s day few days ago and the world is now gearing up to celebrate father’s day. When mother is a wonderful creature created by god, father is also an equivalent wonderful creature created by god. In order to give something back to our father, we can provide him a surprise gift once in a year which is on Father’s day. A son or a daughter who understood his or her father fully will realize that fathers generally like eatables rather than gifts that can be kept in show cases. I am planning to gift my dad a gift boz with full of chocolates and a beer. I was searching for this gift everywhere and finally found out where gift baskets for dad delivered, its nothing but berries.com. They deliver gift baskets for you in all the occasions. I selected their service for Father’s day. I am planning to order a sweet box and beer set to gift my dad, which I am sure he will like a lot. I have selected my gift, have you? If not, please visit berries.com and select the gift which your dad will like.
Each and every IPL had many controversies I was wondering why there are fewer controversies this time. But one week was enough for controversies to hit IPL 2012. Controversies started when Luke Pomersbach was remanded for molesting an woman in the hotel in which he stayed. Luke was remanded for allegedly groping a lady and misbehaving with her in her hotel room when he was drunk and was out his senses. Next controversy was Shah Rukh Khan’s bad behavior with the officials in cricket stadium. Post KKR’s victory, SRK rushed into the ground to congratulate the team, but he was stopped by the security guard saying owners should not enter into the pitch. He had a heated argument with the security guard and even he manhandled him it seems. SRK claims that the security official was rude and he came to hit his children. The third one was not a least one, match fixing surprisingly entered IPL. Due to this, 5 players were suspended by BCCI. Due to these controversies, the slogan against IPL started to raise and many are claiming the IPL to be closed as its just meant for gambling. I am sure BCCI wont close IPL, but it has to take some corrective actions to ensure these things never happen again.
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
One of the toughest tasks in this world is to impress a girl. I know each and every guy in this world will agree with this. Also every guy in this world is trying to impress a girl in some or other form. Even I did try to impress my girlfriend few months back. Her birthday came up and I was thinking what gift I can provide her to impress her. I was searching on various gifts day and night and did not get any good gifts. One of my friends gave me an idea to think on the basis of her profession. She is a professional ballet dancer. So I decided to search gifts for ballerinas. When providing gifts for ballerinas, one must be very careful in choosing the gift, because one wrong decision will make all your efforts end up in vain. I decided to choose my gift in personalcreations.com in which they have lots of personalized gifts for ballerinas. I chose one for my girlfriend which I thought she will like it and I succeeded in it. If your girlfriend in a ballerina, I suggest each and everybody to visit the website personalcreations.com and choose your gift. I think I succeeded in which most of the guys fail to succeed.
Match fixing in cricket is again showing its ugly face. This time it was not in any international cricket, match fixing has rocked IPL 2012. India TV conducted a sting operation in which it was revealed that many players were associated with match fixing in IPL. Also it released a video footage in which a IPL player was bargaining the bribe amount for bowling a no ball. Also another player revealed that he is getting under the table payment from their owners for playing in their team. As per IPL norms, a player who never capped an international match should not be paid more than 3 million dollars. After the sting operation, BCCI took action against 5 domestic players. The 5 players are TP Sudhindra (Deccan), Mohnish Mishra (Pune), Amit Yadav (Punjab), Shalabh Srivastav (Punjab) and Abhinav Bali. BCCI immediately formed an investigation team to investigate this sting operation and appointed Ravi Shastri as the head of the team. Also BCCI has requested the news channel to provide them the entire footage so that they proceed with their investigation. As expected, match fixing has now struck the cash rich Indian Premier League. Hope this won’t leave a permanent black mark on the IPL.