S Sreesanth --- SOLD --- To Mohali
Adam Gilchrist --- SOLD --- To Hyderabad
M S Dhoni --- SOLD --- To Chennai
Shoaib Akhtar --- SOLD --- To Kolkatta
This is what I saw as soon as I switched on the TV today afternoon. I ALWAYS go to the news channel first before switching to anything else worth watching. And seriously man!!! The sensationalism of the media at its peak. These are the kind of days that make you wanna laugh your head off with the kind of coverage they give. "BREAKING NEWS" was what most of the news Channels were shouting today. You'd imagine something serious has happened. No. CRICKET. That was what the "BREAKING NEWS" was about.
In case you are wondering what I'm talking about, here's a pointer. Well the IPL (Indian Premier League=== CRICKET) player auction was held today and teams were bidding for players. Chennai, Mumbai, Kolkatta, Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Jaipur being the teams in question. As you might already know, these teams are owned by several well known personalities like Shahrukh Khan, Vijay Mallya, Preity Zinta, Anil Ambani et al. So today, there was a fierce bidding for players from around the world.
Now I am not following cricket as religiously as before... its getting quite boring. Twenty20 World cup was one cricketing event I enjoyed thoroughly. IPL is a 20-20 format game too. I am way to bored with cricket to write in more about the rules and regulations... you can search the net for it if you want.
So where was I?? Yeah. The bidding war, the player buy-outs....and the NEWS COVERAGE. It was hilarious to say the least. One news channel (hindi one) was flashing "बिक गए" (Bik Gaye--SOLD). Another one went, "Players Ki Mandi" ... Player's Market. And EVERY NEWS CHANNEL was focussing on which player was sold for how much and to whom.
Our news Channels... they are a sight I tell you. Soap Operas... they try to put them to shame sometimes. Anyways, nothin else is new in my life these days..yeah been a little busy.... Just felt like blogging on something "light". Will be back blogging full swing soon. Don't miss me too much ;)
P.S. Anoop, point noted on the F1 blog... will be back writin there in 2-3 days. And book review for THE BOOK THIEF shall be done before that one I guess. Ciao!!! :)