Monday, May 19, 2008

Charge and Challenge in IPL!

By John Cheeran
It is easy to understand the lacklustre show of Royal Challenge, Bangalore, in the Indian Premier League (IPL) Twenty20 since as you all know they are the Test team in Twenty20 disguise.
What then about Deccan Chargers, Hyderabad? According to many, DC boasts of the ideal line up to reap success in the IPL field. Still in the points tally, they share equal misery with Royal Challenge, having logged four points each.
So success can’t be reduced to getting your line up right as Vijay Mallya thinks. You require that extra brew to have the fizz in your performance. Or it seems.
Despite Adam Gilchrist, Rohit Sharma, Venugopala Rao and enjoying a reasonably sharp bowling attack Chargers have failed to produce long lasting innings. In fact, to the horror of Deccan Chronicle messengers, Chargers have not won a single match at their home ground, a feat even achieved by even a stolid Rahul Dravid.
May be, Chargers should try eating at least a sport page of Deccan Chronicle and Royal Challengers should have swig of Kingfisher beer as they enter the field hence forth.

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