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Royal Challengers reeling at 121/7

Posted by sriram on April 26, 2008

With all the controversy about Harbhajan Singh slapping incident, I almost forgot that there is a match happening. Royal Challengers are reeling at 121 and looks like they can reach 160. This might not be a good score for the Bangalore pitch. Remember Brendon McCullum‘s Innings?

 I should really commend Rajastan Royals. They are the cheapest team ($67 million) by value in the tournament. They have the weakest team or the underdogs when this tournament started. They took a drubbing from Daredevils which supported the earlier view. Then came the twist. The magic of Shane Warne. This time its not only his leg spin magic but his captaincy and coaching. This has been a phenomenal comeback by the aussie and his team. He also backs it up with his performance be it taking wickets or scoring runs. 

If there is one captain who backs his team and leads the team with his performance in this IPL, it is Shane Warne. MS Dhoni, Yuvraj Singh, Saurav Ganguly, VVS Laxman (least effective), Rahul Dravid all failed to impress. Virendra Sehwag has come up with a brilliant performance the other night and it is too soon to judge him yet, but he takes the match away from you in minutes.

Did I miss anyone? Oh Yeah, Harbhajan Singh. I really dont want to talk about it here. That guy slaps if he looses. Good that they have suspended him but, Deccan Chargers team almost thought of arranging security for their next match with Mumbai Indians tomorrow.

 Anil Kumble is back in the Royal Challengers side. Can he create a magic? Challengers really need it.

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