Two things wrong with the 2013 IPL

< 1 minute read Let’s start slowly. We’ve plenty of time. Two things for now. More may follow. 1. Adam Gilchrist is playing Adam Gilchrist is about 110 years old. More importantly, he is not a cricketer. He was once, but he isn’t any more. No cricket competition should field people who aren’t cricketers.

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Sourav Ganguly’s hair

< 1 minute read If you’ve missed or boycotted this year’s IPL, you have only missed one thing: Sourav Ganguly’s hair. Young Sourav brought himself on to bowl against Delhi and promptly bowled Kevin Pietersen first ball. He then went on a raised-fist jaunt across the field sporting a bizarre bouncing flap of hair.

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Rajasthan Royals sponsorship

< 1 minute read Take a look at these two people: In the West, having tanned skin is a sign of wealth. In India, having pale skin is a sign of wealth. Many Westerners use sun cream so they can be in the sun for longer or smear themselves in fake tan. Many Indians

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IPL format 2011

< 1 minute read This is so perfect we actually had a little bit of a cry to express our gratitude. We struggle to explain our feelings about this unbelievable format, but if pushed, we’d go for ‘super psyched’. Brace yourself. Group stages There are 10 IPL teams. They are split into two groups

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Has anything happened in the IPL yet?

< 1 minute read No, nothing has yet happened in the IPL. Matches have been played, teams have won, teams have lost, but nothing of any importance has taken place. Teams who have won a match are probably about one-seventh of the way to a play-off place. If you are excited about a particular

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Kingfisher IPL advert

< 1 minute read British readers will never have seen this. We saw it rather a lot when we were in Bangalore earlier in the year. It’s quite something. Watch it three times and see whether the tune’s stuck in your head.

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