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Humour: Cheat code to write an IPL article that every Indian will love

1.48K   //    07 Apr 2018, 22:05 IST


One of the great things about the IPL is that journalists, bloggers, and your brother's girlfriend will all have strong opinions about what is happening both on and off the field. Fortunately for all of us, we have great platforms like Sportskeeda that allow everyone to pen their words for consumption by the wider Indian audience.

However, with all of this IPL content out there, how does the average pundit sift through the crap and find the good stuff that you spent hours writing?

Luckily for you, I've created this simple to use cheat's guide to writing an IPL article that every Indian will love.

All you need to do is cut and paste it into your blogging platform, making sure to cross out the bits that don't apply to your story.


I'm looking forward to reading your originally brilliant masterpieces over the course of the tournament.

Here is the cheat's guide for you to play with: 




In the recent IPL match between the (Chennai Super Kings / Mumbai Indians / Delhi Daredevils) and (that Pune team that came second last year but then got booted from the competition to let those banned teams back in / a travelling Dutch backpacker XI / Manchester United), we saw the birth of India's next big thing.


Those that witnessed (Virat Kohli's / Stuart Binny's / Vinod Kambli's) innings know that they saw something (that they've seen plenty of times before but need to find a way to make this time more interesting than the last time to keep their editor happy / that probably didn't feature a Pakistani player / that may come under the scrutiny of Justice Mudgal).

However, we all left the ground contemplating whether (he is the next Sachin Tendulkar / he is dating a Bollywood actress/anyone remembers who played for Kochi Tuskers Kerala)? 

One senses that the next few games will give us all greater clarity, but (Harsha Boghle / Lalit Modi / that cool guy in the Trivago TV advertisement) was unequivocal in their view that (Suresh Raina's nephew / that other powerful bloke in India named Modi / Anushka Sharma) should (appear on Arnab Goswami's show / be paid by the BCCI to remain silent / start a Twitter war with Shahid Afridi).

The IPL continues to (provide WTF moments / make bucket loads of cash for everyone / block out 6 weeks in the international calendar which annoys cricket fans who hate T20 but love Test cricket).

Just imagine how much better IPL 2018 would be if (Chris Cairns / David Warner / Salman Butt) had not succumbed to (injury / being unluckily born on the wrong side of the border / Hepatitis B).

Note: This article was written in jest and should not be taken seriously

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