Hi, my name is Varinder Parihar aka Royalsfanatic. I'm an online writer and active blogger who has worked for websites like Webessentia.com, Hexpress.net, Diehardfans.com. Through these websites, I've polished my writing and blogging skills. I'm here as a prospective Chief Blogger for the RCB. If you think about all the teams that are playing in the Airtel Champions League Twenty 20, you’ll notice that all the teams play good cricket. Regardless of how good the teams are, they are all perceived as “potential winners”, such is the beauty of Twenty 20. So, what is this winning formula anyhow? Few months ago I didn’t know the answer, but now I think I’ve got it. If you want to become a “winning team” in the Twenty 20, you have to have a strong planning and strategy. If you don’t think good things can happen to your favourite team, just look at Royals Challengers Bangalore. In the first IPL, RCB fared very badly but this team showed their mettle in the second IPL and reached to the finals, where they lost to Deccan Chargers Hyderabad. Owned by the drinks magnate Vijay Mallaya and captained by Anil Kumble, this team has an icon player in Rahul Dravid. With a bit of hard work and a few other planning strategies, RCB has the potential that makes the Champion. I believe third IPL Champs will be Royals. "The Royalsfanatic story". "The Early Years". I was was born in Jammu, Kashmir (India). From the beginning I had cricket in my blood. When I was 5 years old, my parents decided to move to Srinagar in Kashmir valley. At first I struggled a bit just like most of the children of my age, but soon I adapted to the life around me. Throughout my childhood, I was surrounded by sportsmen. All of my uncles on my mom’s side had multiple interests in sports, which lead them all to be sports enthusiasts. How many cricket matches we have watched together in TV? Certainly, endless. "Sportsmanship" As I started growing up, I always thought about what I could do so that my lifestyle could change. During this time I was studying at Tyndale Biscoe School, Srinagar. My cousin, who is older than me, was a great cricketer. I saw how he was playing strokes so I started doing the same thing whenever we played cricket. I quickly realized my passion for cricket like millions of cricket crazy Indians. Realizing that there wasn’t a long-term career in cricket for me, I decided to get into blogging. I noticed that many people who are sports fans are active bloggers. I found an easier way to fulfill my passion for sports by connecting with other sports fans over the internet. "The Corporate Life" I’m a professional blogger since January 2007, writing mainly for US based American sports website. My areas of writing cover NFL, NHS, MLB, and NASCAR. While writing for American sports, I sometimes feel that though Indians are crazy about cricket, Americans are the most fanatic in the world when it comes to sports. "The Future" I wish I had a crystal ball that could tell me what the future holds for me, but I don’t have one. Luckily enough, I’m connected with my passion for sports and I have been able to leverage that passion into money through blogging. Hopefully I may be selected as the chief blogger for RCB and accompany the team so that I can continue to do what I am doing, but with an additional tag of “Royalsfanatic”.
I am the most fanatic RCB fan because...
I like the original theme song of RCB, “Jeetenge Hum Shaan Se”. Even more I like the present theme, "EVEN MORE...GAME OF LIFE". It reminds me of Winston Churchill who said, "Play the game for more than you can afford to lose...only then will you learn the game". Also he said, " A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject." Therefore, I'm the most fanatic RCB fan because I can't change my favourite team, which is Royals Challengers Bangalore. You can better call me 'Royalsfanatic'. Royalsfanatic believes that 'Jeetenge RCB Shaan Se'. And Royalsfanatic likes cricket, Bangalore, Vijay Mallaya, and RC. Being a 'Royalsfanatic', he feels associated to all four. Although he feels associated to all four, there is something more that makes him a "Royalsfanatic" or most fanatic RCB Fan. Being a prospective Chief blogger of RCB, Royalsfanatic feels connected to the team and players even when they aren't playing. His support for the team extends beyond the walls of the stadium. Sitting at his home, he can garner support for his favourite team RCB by blogging about it. What 'Royalsfanatic' can do for the RCB? If I become the chief blogger of the RCB, my first recommendation would be to add a contest on the blog of RCB website. This contest would allow all RCB fans to upload their picture wearing official team merchandise, thus showing off their passion like a real fanatic RCB fan. The best picture chosen by judges will be rewarded with a prize or gift. I would like to cite an example of popular blog here,,,www.wearefanatics.com.
Strategy Map for RCB - Airtel Champions League
My preferred line up :
Anil Kumble, Rahul Dravid, Manish Pandey, Akhil Balachandra, Pravin Kumar, Jacques Kallis, Virat Kohli, Ross Taylor, Dale Willem Steyn, Jess Ryder, Robin Uthappa, Mark Boucher.
why do I prefer this line up :
I believe this line up can win the championship for the RCB because it has the experience of Kumble, newly found confidence of Dravid, versatility of Boucher, prolific alrounder in Kallis, a good bowler in Praveen kumar, and fighters like Taylor and Ryder. Don't forget that Uthappa is a classy batsman. Youngsters like Pandey, Kohi and Bala can only hope to improve.
My opening match strategy:
I would like to field the best team for the opening match against Cape Cobras (South Africa). Although RCB has the home advantage, there shouldn't be any complacency on their part, especially when Cobras has players like Greame Smith and Gibbs, who can break the spine of any opposition in the world. Fieding your best team for the opening match adds tons of confidence to the team, if it starts on a winning note. I would field all the senior players for the opening match to hold the early grip, no matter whether we lose or win. However, whatever be the team strategy for the opening match, I would suggest all playing 11 to remember a famous saying of Swami Vivekananda, " Tell your body that it is strong, tell your mind that it is strong, and have unbounded faith and hope in yourself."
My best T20 match:
It was the final match of the first Twenty -20 world cup cricket championship held in South Africa from September 11 to September 24, 2007. India won the championship by defeating Pakistan in the final. It was a very tight match between the two arch rivals, and finally India came home victorious.