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The Mindless Ramblings Of a Mumbai Indians Fan...Who Has A Point

1.01K   //    12 Mar 2010, 15:44 IST

The funniest thing about the Indian Premier League so far is that the team having Sachin Tendulkar and Sanath Jayasuriya hasn’t even reached the semi finals of either seasons. Saying it politely, it stinks (but you all know what I really wanna say, don’t you?)

Sachin Tendulkar Mumbai Indians

Sachin Tendulkar Mumbai Indians

If you are a MI fan you’ll know exactly what I mean. Most expensive team, but no trophies to replicate that.

But as a true MI fan, excuses are in my repertoire.

IPL 2008…Sachin Tendulkar was out injured for half the matches, Sreesanth played snitch(so there),  Harbhajan captained four matches(!!), Hrithik Roshan was the brand ambassador (I don’t like Krrish…*ouch* hypothetical egg on my face) etc.

Circa was in South Africa, Harbhajan played, Malinga lost steam, we saw Jayasuriya begin to wrinkle, and a dog walked the field more than how much Zaheer did.

A year, a decade and a 200 later, Mumbai Indians have all the strengths in the arsenal to go all the way.

Sachin Tendulkar is having a seriously dark purple patch, Jayasuriya hasn’t played for a while and he will be looking to get fielders to run like rabbits and bowlers to take out their samurai swords, Harbhajan is playing(a man on a pogo stick is an allegory for his form), Zaheer is fully fit, Malinga has been exercising his hand, and Kieron Pollard is..well..playing.

I think the purchase of Pollard will have a ‘earthquake measuring 10 on the richter scale’ kind of effect. He doesn’t have to play well. Name him in the playing eleven and pants begin to fall.

Tendulkar is..enough said.

The new kit also looks neat. No more Zandu Balm on chest!

One disappointment though. JP Duminy is having a horrific run. But thanks to a reliable source, I found out that he has actually been saving up for the Mumbai Indians so expect to see some classy fireworks.

Mumbai Indians are without doubt one of the strongest teams on paper, and last I heard, Nita Ambani went eco friendly, so now they are the strongest team on the field. Okay, bad joke but they are pretty well lined up.

They play their first match tomorrow against the inaugural winners Rajasthan Royals at the Brabourne Stadium. Unfortunately, I’m going to be at home watching, but Sachin and co. will make that lifeless thing called ‘television’, come alive! Duniya Hila Denge Indians!

"I never play cricket. It requires one to assume such indecent postures." - Oscar Wilde
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