The IPL 2013 final match

The IPL 2013 final match

The final match in the IPL 2013 was played on May 26, 2013 at Eden Gardens, Kolkata, between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians. Chennai Super Kings were beaten by Mumbai Indians by 23 runs.

For the first time, Mumbai Indians have been crowned champions of the League. CSK have won the League twice. CSK had to chase a target of 149 runs, and were floored by Johnson and Malinga who claimed two wickets and ripped through the top batting order. After Malinga’s strike, CSK couldn’t recover after the dismissal of Raina and Hussey. Except for AlbieMorkel, Bravo and Viay who scored 10, 15, and 18 runs respectively, the wickets tumbled at regular intervals. Only Dhoni finished when the score was at 125 defiant runs with 9 wickets down. Dhoni tried a lot to keep the faint hopes of the team alive by fighting with an unbeaten knock of 63 runs from 45 balls, in which he hit three boundaries and five sixes. Dhoni, the CSK skipper states that many of the batsmen did not play too good shots except for Raina and Hussey due to which the team faced a setback. For Mumbai Indians, the win was a kind of sweet revenge, taken for losing against Chennai in the year 2010. Rohit Sharma, captain of the Mumbai Indians team stated that being the captain for MI was a great learning experience and also a challenging one. During this League, the team was determined to play their very best and win the IPL.

In the League, the bowler who takes the maximum number of wickets is awarded the purple cap. While this bowler is on the field itself during the tournament, he gets the honor of wearing this cap. It was Bravo who was successful in ripping through the remaining batting order of CSK. He claimed 4 wickets by giving away 42 runs and became the Purple Cap holder with 31 wickets in total during the IPL 2013. Mike Hussey, the 38 year old Australian cricketer was presented with the Orange Cap for getting 733 runs under his belt this IPL. He said that he would have readily exchanged his Orange Cap for the trophy, but getting it was quite an honor for him.Award for the best young player of the IPL went to Sanju Samson of the Rajasthan Royals team. Samson said he felt extremely lucky to be part of the Rajasthan Royals team. The Fairplay award went to CSK while Shane Watson won the MVP award. For Sachin Tendulkar the batting legend from India, this IPL 2013 crown is another feather addition in his cap. He confirmed that this IPL tournament was his last.

Cricketers not only in the Mumbai Indians and CSK team but even the rest of the IPL teams who exceed their limits understand the fact that cricketer sunglasses offered by world class brands like Prada, Polaroid, Adidas, Gucci, Fendi Oakley, Ray Ban help them play under the blazing artificial lights in the sweltering Indian summer. The innovative sunglasses have gained tremendous demand and respect of professionals in world class sport like cricket. Many of the top celebs, high profile individuals and cricketers depend on the exclusive branded cricketer sunglasses. These sunglasses allow perfect fit, vision, great performance, the best of lenses that are light in weight and have unobtainium nose-pads and ear-socks for increased performance and comfort.

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Branded Cricket Sunglasses For Optimal Optical Clarity At The IPL Matches

Branded Cricket Sunglasses For Optimal Optical Clarity At The IPL Matches

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Who does not like to wear branded eyewear and especially at the IPL cricket matches when viewers and players both have to spend hours together in b2ap3_thumbnail_Preity-Zinta.jpgdifferent light conditions? For cricketers, celebrities and a lot of other people, who love to watch the IPL matches directly from the stadium, selecting the right kind of cricket sunglasses is not an easy task. They have to withstand bright sunlight with an object like the cricket ball moving from close quarters to distance. Cricket sunglasses are available in a wide collection. Many of the cricket sunglasses brands are designed with greatest optical clarity to assess the moving balls velocity correctly without any distorted vision. Players like Virat Kohli, Sachin Tendulkar and the other players have to withstand changing light conditions, need protection from impact and yet at the same time have to ensure complete optical clarity while playing the important cricket game.

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Crowds Boo At ViratKohliAt The Wankhede Stadium

Crowds Boo At ViratKohliAt The Wankhede Stadium

Crowds Boo At Virat Kohli At The Wankhede Stadium

One can reflect upon the times people live in, with the encounter Virat Kohli had with crowds at the Wankhede Stadium. This happened during a run out incident which turned into a controversy during the match on Saturday night against the Mumbai Indians. Virat Kohli, captain of the Bangalore Royal Challengers team was targeted by the supporters of the Mumbai Indians team packed into the Wankhede Stadium. He was attacked with unfair jibes by the supporters.

Virat Kohli became very emotional and reminded the supporters that he also plays for India to. The crowd booed him and termed him a cheater when he later appealed bizarrely to dismiss Ambati Rayadu, batsman of the Mumbai Indians team. Virat is known to be a person who always wears his heart on his sleeve. He tried reminding the crowds that he did not come to play to be hated, but to play for his country. Questions are being raised on whether the standard of people watching the cricket matches is deteriorating within the country or not. Questions are also being raised on whether there should be any reaction from cricket players. 

As far as team sport is concerned, the crowd is considered to be the ‘extra man’. The chants in the crowds are deafening and roars vociferous which could either give inspiration to the home team or lead to demoralization of visitors. The crowds also cheer passionately when they resemble a mob that is of the unforgiving kind and bays for the blood of a gladiator. Cricket has always been considered as a gentleman’s game but at times, it is the emotions that could sway people, making their behavior towards the opponents very ruthless.

In the past it has been seen that the crowds at the Wankhede Stadium can be very hostile at times. In a game between Mumbai Indians and Kings XI Punjab, Yuvraj Singh was targeted in 2008. The game was an affair that could thrill anyone in which King XI Punjab had clinched a run out dramatically off the last ball. Yuvraj became very animated and started running around the park in the midst of stunning silence.

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IPL Magic

IPL Magic

Indian Premier League is fashioned after the European league matches in football. Whoever thought of it has definitely hit the goldmine which has proved good for the game of cricket, the owners of the teams, the organizers and the sponsors. The concept of bringing the shorter version of cricket has always met with flak. From the 5 day test match when the 50 overs match was introduced all cried that it was the end of the game. It was proved wrong as more people liked the shorter version. The same was the reaction for the T20 version and once again it has been proved wrong as the game has a better reach and is more exciting.

IPL has adopted this T20 version of cricket for its matches. As the word suggests only 20 overs are bowled by each side and the result is seen within three hours. What is different from the regular T20 matches and the IPL is the show biz associated with it. The main attraction or the difference is that they are league matches and not games played against teams from countries. So each team has players from many countries. The owners bid for the players and they can bid for any number of players. But only four foreign players are allowed to play on the field, the rest is comprised of Indian players.

IPL is cricketainment as there is heavy dose of entertainment added to the game. There are the cheer leaders, music and exciting tit bits during the breaks. Some of the owners are film stars and each team has an ambassador from the film fraternity. On the whole there is glamour and entertainment added to this form of cricket. There is branding of products in this game and it’s a business game as well. It has given a big boost to tourism as well. The clothes are flashy and the colors chosen symbolize certain qualities.

The rules of a test match and a 20 overs match are more or less the same. Declaring a ball ‘wide‘ is something very specific to one day game and the T20 version. A ‘no ball’ – error from the bowler results in a free hit which is not seen in a test match. A free hit is where the batsman can hit the ball anyway and even if caught or bowled will not be declared out. There are no ‘power plays’ which are associated with 50 overs match. Another unique feature of this game is the ‘strategic time-out’ which happens two times in one innings and each lasts for 2 ½ minutes. The dress code and the ball used are different from the test matches.

World class players are seen in all the teams and the new and young players of the Indian team get to see and learn from these legends. Mumbai Indians this time has Sachin Tendulkar from India and Ricky Ponting from Australia playing in the same team and such an exposure is a life time experience for young players. Other legends who have played this form of game are Shane Warne, Glenn Mcgrath and Jacques Kallis, the list goes on. For the Indian players it is seen as unparalleled opportunities as more and more players from the non metro cities are making it big. They become famous instantly and they get to see first class cricket very close.

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