Delhi Daredevils’ big mistake

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Since they added extra teams, the IPL now takes even longer to take shape. Relatively speaking, it’s still early days, but thankfully one team is doing badly enough that it is actually worth remarking upon. Step forward Delhi Daredevils.

After helping Delhi Daredevils to their feet again, we examined them closely and we can exclusively reveal where they’re going wrong.

Delhi Daredevils on paper

However, let’s first take a look at what’s right, because they’re not short of good players and they actually topped the league last year, even if they didn’t win the competition.

They have Morne Morkel, who was the top wicket-taker in 2012 and he’s supported by some of the better Indian seam bowlers, such as Ashish Nehra, Irfan Pathan and Umesh Yadav. Opening batsmen are critical in Twenty20 cricket and Delhi have Virender Sehwag and David Warner who are then followed by Mahela Jayawardene further down the order.

It’s all good, right?

It is NOT all good

Take a look at Delhi’s squad and there he is, stinking up the place like a medium-paced chunk of ancient cheese that someone’s been sick on. Delhi have the right to field the 35-year-old innocuoso, Ajit Agarkar.

He may not be playing, but it’s hard for any player to avoid being tarred by association. If Agarkar’s in the Delhi squad and you’re in the Delhi squad, that makes you equals, which means you must embrace mediocrity with all your heart. Every time he turns up for training, he’s lowering the bar with his filthy long hops, bringing everybody down.

Frankly, we won’t be surprised if Delhi fail to win a single match this year.


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  1. from this comment,i understand you are not at all having any knowledge about cricket.Ajit Agarkar is a legend. damn you!

  2. They also have Irfan Pathan, whose horrible length balls from hell have combined with Agarkar to produce a contagion of ineptitude devouring everyone in its path

  3. I like to point and laugh at Harbhajan, and he served up ample material yesterday. Isa Guha’s on TV today, so I don’t care who’s playing. It could be a midweek match between two teams of 60 year olds playing on a farm, so long as she was presenting it.

    Simon Taufel doesn’t sound overly enamoured with Yes Bank Maximums for some reason.

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