I am sure being an Indian, hating IPL comes as a harsh word. I have been a cricket fan always and have grown up watching Sachin play. But there is something inherently wrong with IPL. I don’t like their Enteratainment, Entertainment slogan too. IPL is everything but cricket. The cheerleaders, parties, countless sixes all this is just targeted towards entertainment and I can never agree if someone says they watch it because they love the sport.
I have always been a true fan of the Indian team. I still remember that historic India- Australia Titan cup match where Srinath and Kumble took us through the victory. The tension, the pressure, the anxiety and finally that excitement is etched in my memory. That Dusshera night I ended up in tears and so did many Indians. The T20 World Cup victory made me shun my shyness and dance on the roads and the recent world cup victory was like a personal achievement to me. But when it comes to IPL I just cant tolerate.
In fact I am still clueless which team do I technically support. Should I support KKR because I am an SRK fan err AC or should I support Mumbai Indians because there’s Sachin in it. Do I back Chennai Super Kings because I am Tamilian or I support Delhi Daredevils cos Delhi is where my home is. Five long years and I am yet to decide which team my heart belongs to. Isn’t it difficult to choose between teams when you have Sachin in one and Dravid in the other? It is !! For me atleast!!
India- Australia rivalry has been formed over years and its a sheer pleasure watching India play and defeat them. How the hell can I then feel happy for Hussey’s DLF Maximum or a Karbon Kamal Catch (weird name) ?? I think IPL is trying to break down all loyalties I had for our team and hence the hate!