Saturday, May 12, 2012

Batting strategy of Mumbai Indians.

First 10 overs: Trying to dig a  hole for themselves and being surprised at the way the pitch is behaving!
After 10 Overs: After having dug the deepest pit by a team within the first 45 minutes. By this time, the damage has already been done!


After 20 overs: Fighting its way to the top of the hole! And then the commentators say, "Now they have a fighting total".
After the match: If we win, we forget the batting debacle. If we lose, we blame the pitch for the debacle.

PS: I am a fan of Mumbai Indians and have supported the team throughout the IPL. I truly believe we have a great team. Perhaps the most balanced team in the IPL. Its time we start utilizing our talent. Allow Gibbs to open with Sachin. Our opening is anyways not effective, why not try someone as established as Gibbs for a change? Middle order looks balanced with Rohit Sharma, Karthik and Rayadu contributing. We have explosive batsmen in Pollard and Smith to finish the game in style. In the bowling department, have Malinga and RP Singh / Munaf as pace bowlers, Bhajji and Ojha as spinners and utilize all-rounders like Pollard, Franklin, Smith and even Rohit Sharma for the 5th bowlers quota. Harbhajan should be a little bit more proactive as captain. I am sure he will improve with experience.

Here's hoping Mumbai wins the IPL tournament! Ala re!

Image courtesy: Inspired by those found in Google images.

15 comments:

  1. Not an IPL fan but had to tell you- The toons are AWESOME! :)

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    1. Thanks yaar! Found something and developed a story around it..

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  2. heyyyyy waiting to read your account on yesterday's man city's EPL win in the extra time!! and congratulations Arsenal is into next years CL :-) and who are you supporting this year's CL final?

    and about this post: the cartoons are great and agree with the batting trend! Frankly I m not a fan of Bhaji's captain ship. Rest the team is indeed very strong. And me too a Mumbai supporter for every IPL!!

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    1. I would love to! However, what happened that Sunday cannot be expressed in words :) Really really proud to witness such an end to the league..

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  3. Great Illustrations. And the problem which you mentioned here, goes well with all the Teams, not just MI.

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    1. Thanks Ashwini! Now, is that a Chennai fan talking? :P

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  4. Now that's a true fan speaking! I have not been much into IPL of late, but your cartoons and words pretty much summarize the entire picture. Wish they do make us proud this time around!

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    1. True Arti! And as we speak, we lost the home game against Kolkata with the batting strategy similar to what I wrote in the post.

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  5. Liked illustrations as commented by CD and Ashwini:)

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  6. I do not know anything about this, but I like the illustration.

    And I will tell you about the Norwegian football player who received a red card. He tripped in the penalty area and the referee blew for a penalty. But the football player told the judge that, sorry I stumbled, it is not puenalty. The judge refused, saying it was a penalty and gave him a yellow card. The player would not give up, and said again that he stumbled.., then the judge gave him a red card! Fair Play..:-)

    Hope you have a good time:-)
    Blessings to you!

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    1. I didn't know abt such a game Tania! That's fair play from the player, but unfair play from the ref!

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  7. Cool Images, Don't Like IPL But Your Article is good
    Work From Home India

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All yours..

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