On 26 April 2008, Indian Premier League (IPL) Cricket 11th match is being played at Chennai and the enormous response of spectators in such a scorching heat is very encouraging not only for Indians but a very good sign for cricket fans the world over. I must complement the star sports 1 hindi live tv today match Indians farsightedness and wisdom of Mr Lalit Modi who had been the moving force behind the entire theory of Kapil Daa. The innovative idea of Kapil to infuse new life in cricket and give out maximum exposure to most of the youngsters in the national cricket format has paved the way for BCCI to copy his format and launch the IPL with Money Barron and Baronesses (MBB).
The applauses and joy this format is offering to spectator is far greater than any the cricket match witnessed so far. The impulsive crowd nature and revengeful attitude of Indians, Pakistanis, Aussies or Englishmen is not visible but everyone is applauding the performance of a player irrespective of his nationality.
I proudly say the Secular India is making Secular Cricket on its soil where only end means the business and not the nationality. Any how I offer certain tips to new and bubling younger players who have to make a niche in the game to survive against diehard aged elders whose Skill and Stamina of Elders (SASE) is beyond apprehension. The most of the time prove old is gold.
Kalpna’s 10 Cricket Tips (KT-10T) for youngsters to succeed in twenty-20 format are
“One, No full toss ball in first three and last two over;
“Two; Control over pitch;
“Three; one bouncer per over is must;
“Four; No to no ball;
“Five; No try but bowler to ensure at no cost give a leg side wide;
“Six; No speed if no control therefore maintain pace with accuracy;
“Seven; Learn to Trimming Ball Release (TBR). The TBR is a new technique of bowling. In this technique a bowler is taught to release every alternate ball with nearly half or two third speed of the previous ball. With an inward swing. The seam of ball is released at the angulated point of nearly 30 degree angle of shoulder blade and arm. I have observed that the ball after striking ground gets moved nearly double the speed of release and makes play not difficult but just impossible. Every TBR ball release would give a bold or Leg Before Wicket to bowler;
“Eight; Sensible bowling with zeal. I have seen in all the 11 matches of IPL that most of the fast bowlers loose sense of direction with pace. I am of the vies that in IPL type format there is no corrective time as every bowler has to just do four over.