"KBC 1 ran non-stop for almost two years and then with an adequate break the 2 and the 3. I am unable to understand its falling interest as the graphs show despite the fact that they were presented by bigger and more popular stars, namely Shah Rukh", Bachchan said.
Originally Posted by normally_crazy
Seems like SRK is feeling bad at being beaten by Preity's team.
The Purple Cap will be awarded to the bowler with the most cumulative wickets to his name on each day of the season, and will be worn by that bowler in the field. At the end of the season, the holder of the Purple Cap will win the honour of being called the Winner of the Purple Cap 2008 and will receive recognition on the final day. In the event of a tie at any given time, the holder will be determined by superior economy rate.
Earlier the IPL had announced the Orange Cap which will recognise the best performer with the bat.
DLF IPL chairman and commissioner Lalit Modi says, "We have seen over the course of the inaugural season of the DLF Indian Premier League so far that bowlers have just as important a role to play in winning T20 matches as batsmen do. DLF IPL has created a distinction for the highest wicket taking bowler in the Purple Cap.
"The purpose of this initiative is to continue to be innovative, create a further unique piece of history that sets the DLF Indian Premier League apart form the crowd, and to acknowledge outstanding performance by the bowlers.
"The bowler who wins the right to call himself Purple Cap Winner 2008 will certainly have earned the right to feel proud of the achievement, since the prevailing thought is that T20 is a 'batsman's game' and the DLF IPL is blessed with many of the world's greatest batsmen."
Next season I'am pretty sure that Mallya will make his words count and will buy out most of the players (whatever the cost be) as he has learnt the hard way in this season. Most probably, the captain will be the most successful captian of this season and the players will be the most successful players of this season. Need to wait for that how the auctions will turn out to be.
This is what happens when Teams are taken over by Businessmen and ofcourse the players need to justify their place by performing which is a far cry in the challengers camp in the present period. I suppose Rahul might be thinking, damn ! its easier to play for the country than for a team owned by a businessman
RCB: The forgotten war -No, we're not talking about Afghanistan. The Royal Challengers' song has the line, Khel nahin, yeh jang hai [It's not a game, it's war]. Presumably, they took a leaf out of the Mike Marquesee book, War Minus the Shooting, because their top stars have been firing nothing but blanks all tournament.
The confusion arose because the TV replay system was not working from the 8th over of Jaipur innings. "But when we appealed against Watson, the umpires did not want to refer it to the third umpire as they thought TV replay was still not available. They did not know that the feed had been restored.
It was only after our insistence that they asked the the third umpire who told them that the snag had been set right. The third umpire (MSS Ranawat) should have informed the field umpires immediately once he got the feed back."
I think its fair on part of Sehwag to ask for TV replay. So unlike Ganguly , we can give a clean chit to Sehwag .