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New Feature : Eleven things I hate about the IPL

gvenkat

State Captain
Cricket Web - Features: Eleven things I hate about the IPL

With the IPL circus in town and having been watching the games and reading about it a lot, Rahul Fernandes inspired me to write an article about things I hate in IPL after stumbling across his blog, I owe him a thanks for waking up the IPL hating cells in my brain. Here is the list of eleven things I hate about IPL and these are in no particular order. Enjoy

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Polo23

International Debutant
Nice article and pretty much spot on.

The things I hate about the IPL GREATLY outweigh the things I like...of which there are none.
 

Pothas

Hall of Fame Member
No people hate hollow commercialism, the' Max mobile advert break' is my most hated thing about the IPL followed by Danny Morrison saying 'IN IPL 2010' after anyone has done anything.

Still some of the cricket is ok I guess.
 

Bobisback

International Regular
And whilst a handful of people are telling us what they hate about the IPL, they're still selling out every game.
 

slugger

State Vice-Captain
i know over advertising and stuff can be abit to much to handle however this sort of stuff has been around way before the IPL came along.

I was referring more to the 20/20 game itself.. ive watched a few games myself and its not just all hit bash and many nar sayers claim... I watched Shawn Marsh bat recently and he played very well and all balls on ther merit..
 

silentstriker

The Wheel is Forever
I am shocked, shocked the Mongoose bat did not merit a mention. That would be number #1-#11 for me.

Making the handle longer and removing the top of the bat because the backfoot defense is irrelevent? My head wants to explode.
 

vcs

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What's the deal with the Mongoose bat? Shouldn't there be some standard regulation on the allowed bat size? I don't really know the rules.
 

G.I.Joe

International Coach
No offense meant, but having bharatnatyam or kuchipudi dancers at the IPL is a ridiculous suggestion. It suits neither party. The obvious option is to do away with them completely.
 

Nishan

U19 Cricketer
Very good! i like the one about national players pumping fists and sending off fellow team mates.. its a bit silly
 

gvenkat

State Captain
No offense meant, but having bharatnatyam or kuchipudi dancers at the IPL is a ridiculous suggestion. It suits neither party. The obvious option is to do away with them completely.
Sorry!! If it was not clear.. I Wrote it with a pinch of sarcasm. The idea was to do away with the whole thing. :)
 

gvenkat

State Captain
I am shocked, shocked the Mongoose bat did not merit a mention. That would be number #1-#11 for me.

Making the handle longer and removing the top of the bat because the backfoot defense is irrelevent? My head wants to explode.
Ah.. Missed it.. With too many things to hate, You tend to miss out on some.. :laugh:
 

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TBH, it would be silly if players weren't fiercely competitive. Nationality doesn't really come into it.

The worst thing about the IPL is the trivialization and commercialization of the "moments" that make cricket a great sport - a Sachin cover-drive or a Warne flipper being reduced to a "Citi Moment of Success" is pathetic. We don't get to see Federer's forehand winners in Wimbledon being referred to as a "Rolex Winner" or a brilliant Messi goal in the Champions League called a "Vodafone WonderGoal" or anything of that sort. Preserve the sanctity of the sport, FFS.
 

Jono

Virat Kohli (c)
Isn't there already a hating on IPL thread?

On the whole I like the IPL, but really wish they wouldn't have the ads during the overs :(
 
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_Ed_

Cricket Web: All-Time Legend
Haha, loved your paragraphs about DLF maximums and Citi moments of success. Nicely put.
 

Jono

Virat Kohli (c)
The ultimate irony is the more people hate on the Citi moments of succees, and Karbonn Kamaal catch... the more exposure these brands get.
 

pasag

RTDAS
Yes there are a lot of annoying things about the IPL and am a bit concerned that Modi will try and make it much longer, but it's a hell of a lot better than Danoz Direct late at night and the IPL thread is good value too. Great title though.
 

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