disha-shetty

disha-shetty

Mumbai India


 

About Me

Hey this is Disha Shetty from Mumbai. Pursuing I.T engineering. Frank and level headed person with a practical approach towards life. A voracious reader and a huge cricket buff ,with the two RD's, Reader's Digest & Rahul Dravid, being my all time fixation. Been following the nuances of the game for close to 13 years now. Irrespective of the format of the game (read Tests, ODI's, T20) or even the teams that are playing, I do make it a point to keep myself updated, if i cannot watch every game. Even tried my hand at playing the sport in college and fared decently. An ardent fan of cricketing greats like Rahul Dravid, Steve Waugh,Anil Kumble,Glen McGrath and Wasim Akram among others. I'm working on a fansite and a book by the fans (fanograpghy) of Rahul Dravid titled 'BEHIND THE WALL' as a panel member (belonging to the Literature & Grammar group) along with a couple of Dravid fans from all over the world (relevant pictures/details uploaded on facebook & Flicker album ). I took to blogging to kill boredom during vacations and cricket blogs went on to become my obvious fad. My style of writing is realistic albeit a tad sarcastic, a perfect blend of ' practical critiquing' and humour, which I believe opens the door to a wider appreciation.

I am the most fanatic RCB fan because...

"B'lore will win today. Gilly knocked over by Kumble. Couldnt ask for a better start" "Did I just see Dravid drop a sitter at the slip. Damn..what's wrong with him :( " "Good bowling by the Chargers and reckless shots by our batsmen....perfect recipe for disaster" "Why is Uthappa playing so defensive, someone remind him its THE FINALS" "We were on course. Bad batting cost us. Its ok...glad that we made till the finals atleast" (Few texts exchanged during the course of the IPL'09 final with fellow RCB fans.... with an exam to appear the next day) All this for a team I really love and hold high regards for. After all RCB has come a long way from being a bunch of 'NO HOPERS TO PARTY POOPERS' Being a Mumbaikar at heart and Bangalorean by roots, I have defied all my MI supporter friends to root for the team I strongly believe in. Keenly followed the team's proceeds ever since its inception, the bids, the transfer windows, the coaches and their strategies. RCB is a team that relies on experience and young blood alike. They are a bunch of seasoned campaigners. I have ardently followed every game that RCB played in both the seasons (IPL 1 & 2) and will continue to do so. Their dismal ouster in the first season only egged me to root for RCB even more. Inspite of having my University exams on, during the 2nd season, juggled studies and RCB matches. The hysteria that followed at home after every RCB victory was worth watching.

Strategy Map for RCB - Airtel Champions League

My preferred line up :

Jacques Kallis/Jesse Ryder (depending on their form), Manish Pandey, Rahul Dravid, Mark Boucher (Wk), Ross Taylor, Virat Kohli, Roelof van der Merwe, Dale Steyn, Praveen Kumar, Anil Kumble (capt), Vinay Kumar, B Akhil

why do I prefer this line up :

They are team well led by Anil Kumble. The above team provides RCB with a perfect balance wherein the opening duo, Manish Pandey & Ryder/Kallis, would face the new ball quite well and help put up a good score, Rahul Dravid, Boucher, Taylor would lend solidity to the line up and play the role of an anchor just in case of early jolts. Kallis and van der Merwe have been instrumental in many ways for the RCB resurgence as all rounders. RCB has a good bowling attack. Kumble has spearheaded the bowling front and has been very economical too in most of the matches. Kallis and Praveen Kumar have also bowled well. An experienced keeper like Boucher just adds to a probable winning line up.

My opening match strategy:

The Cape Cobras,the defending Standard Bank Pro20 series champions in South Africa, take on Royal Challengers Bangalore in the tournament's opening game. The Royal Challengers will have the home advantage and crowd egging them on. Restricting the Cobras early on, which means getting rid of the trio Greame Smith ,Gibbs, Duminy would definitely be on the list. Fast bowler Charl Langeveldt and offspinner Claude Henderson, who were the key bowlers in Cobras' Standard Bank Pro20 victory earlier in the year, make their bowling line up to be wary off. So if RCB bats first, they should put up a huge score garnering maximum runs from the opening duo and middle order. Not to forget the field placements, excellent fielding and stumping being key to most of T20 victories. With an equally good Protean powerhouse ( Steyn, Kallis, Boucher, ver der Merwe and coach Ray Jennings) RCB definitely has an upperhand against the venomous Cobras. A good start against the Cobras could just give them the start to mount a challenge on the Champions League Trophy.

My best T20 match:

Venue: The Wanderers, South Africa Date: 24 September 2007

The Inaugural T20 World Cup Final. The India-Pakistan match just added to the hoopla. The final few moments of the game, nail-biting ,nerve wrecking. Pakistan's Misbah-ul-Haq top-edges a sweep off Joginder Sharma, and is caught by Sreesanth round the corner with four needed off three deliveries. India's first major trophy since the 1983 World Cup was the cue for open-topped bus rides through Mumbai and mass Twenty20 hysteria.

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Punit1111

Punit1111

hey 2dy iz d last day so lets vote each othr n mke it till last 27.. i hv applied for RCB FAN.. thanx...
4 hour ago
pradeep-bhat1

pradeep-bhat1

hey gal am votin for u.. do vote for me too... thanks.. :)
4 hour ago
Shridhar10

Shridhar10

Disha is someone with ingenious knowledge of the cricketing world..be it T20 or Test...and with her flair for writing she stands a chance to blog for team RCB.
4 hour ago
DharmaChandru

DharmaChandru

I have voted for u... Plz do vote for me.
4 hour ago
pani28

pani28

disha i've voted for u ....all de best .....plz do vote 4me .......dont forget....i'm waiting 4ur vote......ok
4 hour ago
irfy

irfy

Hey finally!!!!!!!!!!! Done.....with umpteen attempts;-)well Disha is an ardent Rahul Dravid and RCB fan....she has some sincere commitment towards cricket and that shows off in her cricketing logic...I think she will do great as the blogger....guys please do vote for her............all the besy dudette.......
4 hour ago
iphotograph

iphotograph

ive voted for you , please vote for me as chief photographer . thanks : )
4 hour ago
Punit1111

Punit1111

hello nice e profile disha do vote for me n i will get you 3 votes...
4 hour ago
Rochaba1

Rochaba1

I think disha is the most loyal RCB fan i have seen till today.She has supported the team through thick and thin. i feel she is best suited to be the blogger as she will also be a moral booster for them
4 hour ago
Chet15

Chet15

Disha truly lives upto the sobriquet of ' RCB fanatic fan' Blogging about cricket or otherwise has always been her area of interest. So she might as well fin in for the post of 'chief blogger'
4 hour ago
RKR

RKR

madam ji tussi to sade laye vote karna hi bhul gaye.
4 hour ago
vijayrc

vijayrc

I did for you !pls vote for me if you like my profile !!!
4 hour ago
srimadhulikas

srimadhulikas

she is very dedicated to what she does :) goodluck and just ace it!
4 hour ago
manujosh

manujosh

have voted for u.. pls do vote for me as well. cheers..
4 hour ago
goyal

goyal

hello how are you
4 hour ago
sg081285

sg081285

plz vote 4 me.........
4 hour ago
RKR

RKR

hi mam now its ur time to give me vote coz i done my job. i will thankful 2 u. i don't know i will win or not because until u people r there but i want toreach top 27 pls.
4 hour ago
RAINER

RAINER

u need lot of votes to reach up ... give ur vote and take mine .. looking forward to ur response
4 hour ago
abhishek-srivastava

abhishek-srivastava

hey nice application well done do vote for me i have done the same :) and best of luck! hope to see at cope cobras vs RCB :D
4 hour ago
Workhorse

Workhorse

I hope u make it cos cricket runs in our blood alike.all the best
4 hour ago
Vijay16

Vijay16

Great profile Disha....all the best!
4 hour ago
shettypriyanka

shettypriyanka

This girl is one crazzzy cricket fan. So finally you get your much awaited platform.Go for it Disha.
4 hour ago
zabsarian88

zabsarian88

Disha has been keenly following the game of cricket ever since Dravid made his debut. Her insights regarding the game and the players is quite surprising. Considering that girls usually tend to give sports a miss. But she breathes and lives the game of cricket. A RCB fan to the core....she idolises the Dravid-Kumble duo! So all the best Disha....! Blog your way to glory :)
4 hour ago
chetan-patil1

chetan-patil1

hi i love you so iam voting you
4 hour ago
VikramS

VikramS

Her craziness for the game is really contagious. She's a die-hard RCB fan and her sense of prediction is baffling. loves betting...and somehow wins every bet. Hope you make it big,sis. Goodluck!
4 hour ago
Shreyu

Shreyu

Hey girl I'm voting foe you please vote for me http://www.royalchallengers.com/application/Shreyu/
4 hour ago
kusha

kusha

Disha has always been a RCB & Dravid loyalist...So this is a perfect platform for her to display both her fanaticism and talent. Wishing you luck!!
4 hour ago
kunalrs

kunalrs

Hi I m always with u
4 hour ago