Aak

Aak

Bengaluru India


 

About Me

I am a die hard RCB fan first and foremost. I am a software engineer by profession but have a DNA of sports specially cricket in me. I have been part of school, college and company cricket teams. I have represented my college and company in football too. My passion is sports and I am an avid follower of all the sporting events happening around the world. I have been the editor for the webpage in my company in which I write the previews and reviews of the cricket matches which are played.

I am the most fanatic RCB fan because...

I believe in my team RCB come what may. Even when they branded this team as a test team i had faith in the team. I watched all the home matches of RCB in Chinnaswamy stadium during IPL-1. My faith was repaid and how RCB were the finalists in the 2nd edition. This was because of the 2 mavericks Anil Kumble and Rahul Dravid, once a top cricketer whether test or ODI always a top cricketer. I followed the matches of IPL-2 at my home and big screens around in Bangalore. I haven't missed any RCB matches throughout the two seasons, prayed for them, despaired when they lost and cheered when they won. Have been branded as a RCB freak by my friend circle.

Strategy Map for RCB - Airtel Champions League

My preferred line up :

Manish Pandey, Jacques Kallis, Jesse Ryder, Rahul Dravid, Ross Taylor, Virat Kohli, Mark Boucher(wk), Roelof VD Merwe, Anil Kumble (c), Dale Steyn, Praveen Kumar, Vinay Kumar(12th Man)

why do I prefer this line up :

This line-up boasts of excellent blend of fast bowlers, spinners, all-rounders, explosive batsmen - all in all potential Match winners. With Manish Pandey to fire all cylinders while Kallis to hold one end up, they can give us a superb start. Then with a line up, consisting of sedate yet explosive Rahul Dravid and Ross Taylor complemented by big hitters Jessy Ryder, Virat kohli, Roelof VD Merwe and uber cool Mark Boucher, can send shivers down the oppositions. The flexibility lent by the all-rounders VD Merwe, Kallis and Ryder is just perfect as we can spring many surprises to the opposition by mixing our batting order. The bowling led by legendary guile of Kumble along with the Red Lightening (RCB wear RED) Dale steyn, the wily Praveen Kumar and the two proteas Kallis and never say never VD Merwe can cause any opposition headaches.

My opening match strategy:

A look at the opposition team and you know a few RCBians may already have some plans and strategies worked out. Graeme Smith will as usual don the role of anchor along with Duminy while Gibbs, Ontong, Philander will be the more adventurous ones. Our strategy should be to get the mercurial Gibbs out early and target on squeezing Smith and Duminy to coax them into big hitting which can lead to chances for us. The only unknown quantity is Henry Davids who boasts of strike rate of more than 140 domestically so we would do well to get him back in hut soon. As for the bowling only two have appeared on international scene Langeveldt and Zondeki, and so therein lies there weak point. If we put pressure on their bowlers and rack up a huge score we will be with more than a good chance pip this team. Our batting looks pretty strong with the young Manish Pandey and the seasoned Kallis to open. Manish has shown great form in the recently concluded KPL, he bats with a certain flair and fearlessness. Depending on the start we get we can shuffle our batting order with Dravid to walk in in case of fall of Kallis or VD Merwe to walk in early in case we want to surprise the opposition. Then we have a strong middle order of Ross Taylor, Virat Kohli and Jesse Ryder followed by the finisher Boucher who can be trusted if chasing or setting up a total. Unleashing the fiery Dale Steyn and wily Praveen Kumar will surely cause the opposition batsmen some trouble and who knows namma Bengaluru wicket better than the stalwart skipper Anil Kumble himself. We have to take advantage of Indian conditions and I am sure Kumble will have a trick or two up his sleeve with his astute captaincy and accurate bowling. The spin of VD Merwe will come in more than handy in the sub-continental conditions. With Kallis and Ryder to share the responsiblity of 5th bowler we have more than capable bowling attack to go with a superbly blended batting line-up.

My best T20 match:

Venue: Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg ( LOR Koramangala, Bangalore) Date: 24 September, 2007

The best day of my life as a cricket viewer. My friends and I had gathered at a pub in Bangalore. The buzz in that venue was as electric as the stadium itself. As India batted every run was wildly cheered and every wicket deeply mourned. A total of 157 gave us hope but a wary hope. The chase began and so did the tempo of the match. The rituals which we created around the place had to been seen to be believed. As the wickets started to fall everyone was to be seated in the same place, after the fall of each wicket the same set of people were to gather in the middle of the hall and celebrate with high fives and dance to Chake De Chak De India sung by the audience. Then get back as soon as the match started. Oh those final few overs, if I remember them even now I get goose bumps. The wild celebration of the victory, the hugs, the high-fives and the Dances seemed to have got all those present in the hall as one big set of friends even though we didnt recognize each other. We cried ourselves hoarse, grabbed an Indian Flag in a near-by shop and rushed to MG Road as celebrations had begun. The sight which i can never forget of a small girl waving our Tri Colour standing on top of a car right in middle of MG Road and hundreds of people around the car cheering her on and dancing, embracing and singing Chak De India. That was the best day of my life as a cricket fan and what i witnessed was true unity in diversity which transcended all boundaries of cast, creed, religion , colour, language and many more. Cricket has that unique power of healing, of getting people together , of giving hope and of giving joy.

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nidhi@RCB

nidhi@RCB

nice write up
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DharmaChandru

All te best!!!
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Shreyu

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pani28

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Punit1111

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pradeep-bhat1

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Vicky1234

Vicky1234

Aakash has an excellent writing style and I find his blogs very informative that makes reading a real pleasure. I also look forward to his latest updates.
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vijayrc

I did for you !vote for me too buddy !!!
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manujosh

manujosh

hav voted for u... pls do vote for me as well.. cheers
4 hour ago
chait

chait

Aakash is great sportsman..he was a great batsman in School and also he used to follow each and every match .... A passionate RCB follower and I would love to see him in RCB team...
4 hour ago
ShyamPrasad

ShyamPrasad

Aakash is one avid Sports fanatic, that too Cricket in particular..If there was KCB episode on Cricket, I'm sure he would have won it...A passionate RCB follower through thick and thin....I would love to see Aakash be a part of RCB team..
4 hour ago
ShishirVk

ShishirVk

Akki has always been a great fan of Rahul Dravid and consequently RCB... Its a great pleasure to find him in the RCB FAN club.
4 hour ago
ShradhaAnju

ShradhaAnju

Aakash is equal to true and unbaised sport fanatic :-), he deserves to be RCB blogger
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sg081285

sg081285

vote 4 me dude.........
4 hour ago
Shrips

Shrips

He's not new to sports blog.He is extremly enthu either on field or off the field.he can really make RCB blogs better than its counterparts,if any. Nobody can beat his passion for cricket ..way 2 go aaku
4 hour ago
BABSX

BABSX

RCB you cant get a better blogger than him , to his articles kindly refer www.wiwbee.com
4 hour ago
SandyRulz

SandyRulz

he is a great RCB and cricket fan , because of him me and my friends could watch the IPL 1 opening ceremony, in bangalore . cheers aakash
4 hour ago
PrejX

PrejX

He is always been crazy about cricket and he is an excellent writer , He also organises inter department sports activities in Robert Bosch India refer to www.wiwbee.com to read his articles on cricket and sportz. Keep up the good work buddy.
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Mrahi

Mrahi

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RAINER

RAINER

hey ,u need lot of votes to go up , give ur vote and take mine .. looking forward to ur response
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sumitha

sumitha

yup.. check out wiwbee.com.. n ull have the answers for urself.. displays his craziness fr cricket...!!!
4 hour ago
Samycool

Samycool

Awesome guy ! He has been an avid follower of cricket and ever since IPL happened, RCB has been on his mind. You can look at his blogs to know how big a fan he is of RCB and cricket in general.
4 hour ago
Sanyal

Sanyal

Voted, all the best! -Pradeep http://www.royalchallengers.com/application/Sanyal
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