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aneeshsurender

Aneesh Surender

Aneesh Surender has collected 150 vote(s)
Aneesh Surender has collected 49 reference(s)
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I CAN BE RC'S CHIEF BlOGGER BECAUSE..

As a child, one of my finest moments on a cricket field came when Rahul Dravid generously allowed a bunch of us kids to field while he practised for a Ranji Trophy semifinal in Hyderabad. As I watched the match from the sidelines, observing the action unfold, and second guessing what the fielding captain would do next, I knew I wanted to write on sport when I grew up. I took a year off after high school to become a sports journalist with Deccan Chronicle, dabbled in commentary briefly, being a city winner in the first edition of 'Harsha ki khoj', and I've been hooked to analysing the game ever since. I love RCB for the fact that it is a team that exudes class, led as it has been by Rahul and Anil. Not to forget that Virat Kohli, Robin Uthappa and Manish Pandey are my favourite trio of young Indian cricketers. At this point in time, I can envisage myself as the Chief Blogger of RCB. Over the next week, I'll be donning the role on my blog (listed in the blogroll below) to relive RCB's finest moments from the season gone by (IPL 2009). Ideas for content are more than welcome, so feel free to demand for anything that you'd like to read about. I can think of no greater pleasure than writing about cricket. Not to mention that you'll know well in advance exactly how interactive and exciting your Chief Blogger's page is going to be come IPL-3. So, if you ever crack a smile while poring through the blog, you know what you have to do on the Fanatic Fans Challenge page here.

MY STRATEGY FOR ROYAL CHALLENGERS IN IPL 2010
The leadership paradigm Anil Kumble’s ability to command respect and calming influence at the top puts RCB in a great position to launch their assault in IPL 3. At the top of his agenda should be the handling of Kevin Pietersen who will be playing his first full season in the IPL. It shouldn’t be unlike M S Dhoni’s handling of Yuvraj Singh in the 2007 T20 World Cup, boosting his star player’s confidence and stoking his ego to unleash his full potential. Kumble’s second task would be to work closely with Abhimanyu Mithun and draw the best out of him. Having had a successful domestic season, Mithun could prove to be a dangerous, unknown quantity on Indian pitches to international stars in other teams. If Kumble can succeed in the above mentioned areas, we should be in for an exciting season! Stealth fighting While Kevin Pietersen’s ability to provide impetus to the innings will be needed, I believe that controlling overs 6-14 with sharply taken ones and twos will be the batting order’s crucial task. This will play a far more significant role later in the tournament as scores tend to get lower and pressure games become close. The batting order could work to a plan with flexibility based on the match situation. Batsmen could be allotted specific sessions of play and trained accordingly with likely partners to improve understanding and speed between the wickets. The likes of Virat Kohli could be an ideal foil for the middle overs. Also, the possibility of using Praveen or Vinay Kumar as pinch hitters higher up the order can be looked at. Noose tightening The death over division should be the focus area for Kumble. While he might bowl alongside Dale Steyn and Praveen Kumar towards the latter half, there needs to be a plan with the other two bowlers continuously operating in that period to ensure that they’re set for the high-voltage encounters in April when the table gets closer. Kevin Pietersen could be a great option for keeping things quiet in the middle overs, ably assisted by Cameron White and Eoin Morgan depending on who makes it to the playing XI. The offside trap With three fabulous fielders in Virat Kohli, Kevin Pietersen and Manish Pandey, RCB can ensure that the cuts and drives are intercepted at frustratingly regular intervals for the batsmen. After the powerplay, the usage of in-and-out fields with attacking catching positions preventing singles and placing fast legs in the deep to harry the batsmen even while running twos represents to me the ideal strategy to gain the upper hand in close matches. Boucher’s current injury might mean Uthappa keeping wickets with Eoin Morgan being the third option. I’d rather go in with a stable wicketkeeper throughout the tournament to maintain consistency though.
MY REFERENCES (49)

Suresh kumar

I have been seeing aneesh since my school days.He is lot passionate towards the game. I am sure he will be an added assert to RCB. I wish i read his blogs as official RCB blogger

217 week(s) ago

Ive known Aneesh for close to 8 years now and the thing that strikes me most about him is the passion he has had for sports and sports journalism in particular. His knowledge of various aspects and trivia related to lal sport is really good. He has been an avid follower of cricket and in many instances at very good balanced critic of sporting occasions. Have also had a ring side view of his public speaking skills and his confidence and apprroach towards expressing himself are cool. I wish him the best and sincerely hope he cracks this one as well...no one better than u for this dude!

217 week(s) ago

Aneesh's understanding of most sports and cricket in particular make him a strong favourite for this role. His experience of sports journalism and ability to grasp the interest of the fans and communicate in a language that they would thoroughly enjoy is very strong support of his candidature. Not only will he weave a good tail, but his natural intelligence gives him the ability to pose the right questions, however difficult, with the utmost of ease. Go Aneesh!

217 week(s) ago

Kavit Abrol

I have been with Aneesh since Class 3rd and since then his zeal for sports has been tremendous.I still remember both of us arguing for hours to defend our favourite batsmen to make sure which one is the best one ( keep in mind both the batsmen were legends ).Truly a person who always gave the pitch report more importance than his class report ( jus drawing an analogy ).Linked to any firm will definitely add in to the value of that organisation by giving in his 200% dedicated effort because when ur passion becomes ur work...work becomes a mere sport and thats what this chap has always been good at since childhood... sports !!Good Luck bro...u will reach where ever u have thought u want to... Kavit

217 week(s) ago

suneer chowdhary

I met Aneesh at the national finals of an ESPN quiz on the Cricket World Cup in 2007. His knowledge on the game is impressive and he's got a pleasing personality and excellent communication skills, traits which will endear him to the RCB cricketers he needs to build relationships with as part of his Chief Blogger job. Kumble and Dravid have been his idols growing up, and with his imaginative writing, he's the best person to inspire legions of RCB fans (and non-fans) through IPL-3. Hope you get through, Aneesh!

217 week(s) ago

You totally deserve this man!! good luck!

217 week(s) ago

Ritu Kothari

Aneesh, you rock at this. Your knowledge and passion for the game are commendable. Good luck. Make us proud.

217 week(s) ago

Having extensive knowledge in every aspect of this game, i do not see any other person more deserving of this job(passion for him).

217 week(s) ago

Look no farther than Aneesh if you're searching for an impassioned and talented enthusiast of sport.

217 week(s) ago

He deserves it for sure!!! Good Luck Aneesh

217 week(s) ago

Nakul

he is the guy who deserves it..this is a true royal challengers fan talking....

217 week(s) ago

Rahul

Hi buddy, wish you good luck..I also need your vote for being Chief Podcaster..Do Vote for me..Thank You..Take Care..God Bless..Regards,Rahul Arora

217 week(s) ago

I've known Aneesh for not more than three years now, but from what I do know, I can tell you with immense confidence that he's the most articulate and expressive person I've ever known. He's somehow never at a loss for words. I would also like to mention here his ability to handle crisis situations with aplomb, work on tight schedules and meet deadlines with ease. His knowledge of cricket and acquaintance with the rules and laws of the game is meritorious and extensive. He's highly observant, perseptive and innovative. He remains composed in the most testing of times. His patience and perserverance is commendable. He's always harboured a passion for sports and writing. When you combine the two, you'd have achieved the epitome of a perfect sports journalist.

217 week(s) ago

Arun Prasad N

After reading Raghunath's comments, I feel compelled to mention my background before referring Aneesh. I've been his junior in college for about a year now and during this one year, I've followed his contributions for our college magazine and other such journals. His ability to play with words is mind blowing and his up-n-running attitude means he's perfect for the break neck pace of the T20 game. These two features of his are enough for him to be a kickass blogger for RCB.

217 week(s) ago

I personally think Aneesh has a great command over the language and his presentation style is unique. He can cater to everyone, from an average fan to a hardcore cricket enthusiast. His ability to keep updated with the latest events in the sport is commendable. His technical know-how can only take him further in his quest to be chief blogger for RCB. @Raghunath: I don't think any of his references are biased. They are honest opinions of friends who have known him and have been following his writing for a while now. No offence intended, but I think you are being a little cynical..

217 week(s) ago

Raghu Nath

I was weighing between a) "fielded by another team" and b) motivated by a desire to build credentials for a similar job in another team. I inappropriately chose the former. Hope this explains. I hope you have no dispute with other points. Sorry for the inconvenience.

217 week(s) ago

Raghu Nath

Somehow your application looks a bit "grey" to me. Look at each reference - it is all carefully worded, using all the best adjectives in the English Dictionary.Most references to have come from "new born fans" of RCB!!! Your background is of journalism with Deccan Chronicle - that's enough to give me an impression tha you may have been "fielded" by some other team to see how the system works, what the process is, how the response is etc etc. I have seen the refeences of most other leading applicants - poor souls, they get silly 1 word, 2 word references. Something is amiss ... I have personally seen the involvement (or lack of it) by other finalists of FFC1 and Mahesh is right - most have them lack the intensity RCB expected of them. If you are shortlistd and get the coveted job, it is a Type 1 error - the ones who have slogged their backside off in the last 5-6 months will lose. If you are shortlisted but don't make it, it is still an error - Type 2 let me call it - and you join the ranks of FFC1 finalists who disappeard after their handshake and photo with Kumble, Jennings, etc Also, this is a Fanatic Fan Challenge - how come 'fanaticism' can be born 'after the contest was announced'? I am a non-participating, yet continue to be Fanatic Fan. I am staying away because I get p i s s e d o f f by 'process loopholes' and would rather want to preserve my love for RCB than lose it! RCB will have to get smarter to ensure that 'every shortlisted FF' is a "True FF'

217 week(s) ago

i have known aneesh since my 5th class. he is this guy who immediately catches your attention by his charm and wits. he is very spontaneous and his oratory skills are very good. i used to see him actively participating in debates and elocution and it was no surprise that he won most of them. him being elected as a group prefect in school shows his leadership skills. he is a born sportsman, he plays almost every game i know of, but his interest for cricket has been tremendous. i always thought that he would take over harsha bhogle some day. i am sure he will and i wish him all the very best

218 week(s) ago

asdf

It was at a literary club called Helix that Aneesh and I first met and through further meetings of ours I came to the understanding that he is an immense sports buzz. Not limited to just one kind of sport. He would discuss about many different types of sports but his passion would lastingly show being towards Cricket in particular. It must be some kind of a connection between him and this particular sport because many a times I would find him shooting off trivia and staying upto date on remote matches that some of us dint even know were going on. This passion for cricket led him to write for various magazines, newspaper articles and even on the web. So when he told me that he was applying for the chief blogger position, I chuckled to myself thinking that it was an expected decision. Although I am not particularly a huge fan of the sport, The decision to vote for aneesh comes with a certain ease since I know that he is the best man for the job and will shine wonders like never before All the best dude

218 week(s) ago

asdf

It was at a literary club called Helix that Aneesh and I first met and through further meetings of ours I came to the understanding that he is an immense sports buzz. Not limited to just one kind of sport. He would discuss about many different types of sports but his passion would lastingly show being towards Cricket in particular. It must be some kind of a connection between him and this particular sport because many a times I would find him shooting off trivia and staying upto date on remote matches that some of us dint even know were going on. This passion for cricket led him to write for various magazines, newspaper articles and even on the web. So when he told me that he was applying for the chief blogger position, I chuckled to myself thinking that it was an expected decision. Although I am not particularly a huge fan of the sport, The decision to vote for aneesh comes with a certain ease since I know that he is the best man for the job and will shine wonders like never before All the best dude

218 week(s) ago

Aamer Gibraan

Am I not surprised to find Aneesh here? I still remember the first day when Aneesh joined work as an Associate Editor in our magazine, he came into my room and his first words were, "how about starting a sports column in the magazine?" From that day on, I have known Aneesh as a complete sports buff who not only enjoys but also understands the game. His sound knowledge of particularly Cricket and Football is unbeatable. He writes extremely well and has this knack of engaging a reader's attention. I am not a big sports fan, but I was always intrigued by Aneesh's sense of style and writing flair - one of the reasons why a 4-page sport section became a regular in the magazine. He explains the most complicated sports terminologies and happenings in a unique, easy-to-comprehend method and if needed, he can have the readers in splits with his witty punch lines. I highly recommend Aneesh as a blogger because he has the finesse that a blogger needs to catch the attention of the readers. He comprehends cricket well and is a HUGE FAN of RCB (much to the dislike of a lot of his fellow Hyderabadis ;)) He is also a highly creative individual who can make a something of any nothingness!!!

218 week(s) ago

Khushboo

Aneesh is someone who walks sports, talks sports, sleeps sports and breathes sports. An excellent orator and a brilliant writer, he has the ability to spot and capture details other easily miss. He would be the perfect writer for RCB, not just because he's a good writer, but because of his of his in depth knowledge and passion for the sport which is clearly visible in his writings.

218 week(s) ago

I've known Aneesh from the time we were both four years old. A natural sportsman, he's dabbled in cricket, badminton, table tennis and lawn tennis through his school and college years. But his craze for sport has encompassed varied aspects, from writing to commentary to now even marketing. Cricket in particular is close to his heart (We were there together in that Rahul Dravid practise session mentioned in his application) and he has a unique ability to engage and entertain audiences with his writing, as can be seen in his well thought out RCB fan blog. An excellent communicator with a fun, easy going personality, he would be equally at ease extracting the most out of interviews and interactions with sports stars, celebrities and team owners as he would be in chatting up fans and catering to their needs. One of his biggest differentiators would be the ability to put at ease players from different cultures around the world as he has worked with an international student organisation and been abroad on student exchange programs. His passion for the club along with his ability to wear many hats to bring the best of RCB alive in IPL-3 makes him the perfect choice for the post of Chief RCB blogger.

218 week(s) ago

Deepak

This guy never ceases to amaze me. He did some internship stuff for a major cosmetics company (really!) and did so much jugaad that I was convinced this man could be pretty much anything he wanted to do. His articles are fun, and while this might not exactly be relevant, his knowledge of sport extends beyond cricket. A die-hard Federer and Barca fan. My best memories with Aneesh are poring through every single statistic that Cricinfo had to offer. And playing trivia. And I can't wait to do it again. Aneesh deserves to be made a professional cricket writer / blogger and I can very easily picture him doing this for RCB, given his passion for Rahul Dravid :)

218 week(s) ago

Our very own Harsha Bhogle. Both, in terms of knowledge and entertaining ability. An ESPN school quiz finalist and a won the sports quiz hands down in MGIT for 2 years in a row(I being the quiz master, was fortunate enough not to compete on both the occasions). He is from MICA, so there is not much need for me to talk about his ability to communicate and entertain. He is one person who has it him to be accepted internationally accrosds all media, be it magazine journalism or commentary. Looking forward to read more from you. And wishing good luck with your support to my "second favourite" IPL Franchise.. All the best

218 week(s) ago

Ankur

All the best dude!! waiting for more awesome stuff from u!! - ankur soni

218 week(s) ago

arun tyagi

gud luck

218 week(s) ago

Sandeep

One just has to look at the number of literary and sports related events the guy has won to get an idea of how passionate Aneesh is about sports (cricket in particular) and his ability to give form and meaning to his thoughts. Over the six years that I've known him, I will struggle to recall a conversation that hasn't involved (revolved, even) cricket. He has written articles for newspapers and magazines in the past besides being an active blogger. Frankly, I don't believe anyone else will do a better job of blogging for the Royal Challengers.

218 week(s) ago

srividhya raghupathi

I have worked with Aneesh on numerous assignments in the last two years here at MICA. He is extremely creative, original and is bustling with new ideas at all times. He is a brilliant quizzer (even better quiz master) and overall an inspiring person to know. He is extremely passionate about sports and has been following cricket religiously for years. Any event related to sports happening on campus, you can be sure of finding Aneesh there. I particularly enjoyed Aneesh's coverage through Twitter of a sports fest that a contingent from MICA had gone from two weeks ago. He got students on campus engaged and following the action as he updated us with witty tweets. I know for a fact that he is very articulate writer too and I am sure Aneesh would be the most ideal candidate for this post.

218 week(s) ago

Having known Aneesh as a senior at B school and having worked with him as a part of the literary committee I can safely vouch for his prose being highly entertaining. His witty writing along with his love and extensive knowledge of cricket will make him the perfect RCB chief blogger.

218 week(s) ago

Payal Mulchandani

Cricket fanatic and a great writer - Aneesh. He is passionate about sports and in particular cricket. He is witty and can engage people with his brilliant writing skills. I am sure he will have a huge reader following. Good Luck !

218 week(s) ago

Aneesh has an undying thirst for cricket. Being his friend right through school, I can vouch for his witty writing . He has an eye for detail, and isn't your run of the mill writer. His articles for Deccan Chronicle, during his time with them after high school, were extremely engaging. He has an almost Bhogle-esque vision of the game, giving attention to minute detail and striking a chord with his readers. I would love to see Aneesh travelling with the RCB. Aneesh being a fan's fan would surely be the man we fans would want reporting on their favourite team.

218 week(s) ago

Aneesh is a killer writer, I'm quite sure he'd be quite the Harsha Bhogle of cricket one day. He has a deep knowledge of cricket, and having debated with him, I know that he has a knack of communicating things very efficiently. And of course, being an MBA in Communications from the best place in Asia helps :-)

218 week(s) ago

Aneesh is the who should do this position. He can totally be a great member of team and so become a great blogger since he would know the insides. I met Aneesh in Singapore and I can hardly imagine the time there without him. He is really enthusiastic and can manage things well. I am looking forward to follow other post!!!

218 week(s) ago

Aneesh is my current college senior at MICA.. He is a sports freak - playing, following, quizzing and quite importantly and contextually writing on it.. Have read some of his online published articles and he is quite unique in both his content (sports insights) and form (writing style).. As visible, quite a bit of thinking has gone behind the structure / framework of his RCB fan blog.. He truly believes in team RCB and his skills as a blog writer which makes him a strong choice for being the voice of RCB fans this IPL-3 and beyond...

218 week(s) ago

Ritukar

I have known Aneesh for almost 8 years now and his interest in articles of Rohit Brijnath was some thing i vividly remember.. and he has brought the same grace and imagination to the articles he has written over the years.. I can think of no one who would have a better CV for this position that him

218 week(s) ago

Ritukar

I have know Aneesh for almost 8 years now and his interest in articles of Rohit Brijnath was some thing i vividly remember.. and he has brought the same grace and imagination to the articles he has written over the years.. I can think of no one who would have a better CV for this position that him

218 week(s) ago

Anusha Nagarajan

Aneesh's write-up's are very captivating, a blend of wit and information. Not restricted to sports, Aneesh's opinions on varied topics are thorough and well formed. I see his as an excellent fit for this position.

218 week(s) ago

Amanda Nur Shinta Pertiwi

Aneesh, a sports nutz and a witty writer I met in Singapore for an excahange student program. I recommend Aneesh for the role of RCB's Chief blogger!

218 week(s) ago

Shreyas

Aneesh has a knack of writing and communicating exceptionally well. At an age when we were writing essays in school, he has published articles of interviews with popular sportsmen in prestigious newspapers. Given his passion for sports combined with his experience with writing, I would certainly vouch him as a prospective RC's Chief Blogger. I wish him good luck in the contest!

218 week(s) ago

Nik Mad

As a kid barely out of kindergarten, Aneesh would skim the fine print scores The Hindu's daily sports section. I know because I'm his (much) older and cricket-deaf, older brother. So he's been a cricket nut for as long we can remember in the family. No one knows where he got it from, because no one else was remotely into cricket. From that age on, Aneesh has loved watching the sport, following it in the media, playing it and eventually writing about it as the only teenage sports correspondent at The Deccan Chronicle. Aneesh has always carried his knowledge of sports and the sophistication of his thoughts on the subject with aplomb, much ahead of his years and certainly much ahead of his competition (and I say that not just because of brotherly love). He has kept his passion for sports alive throughout his education and it shows in his resume academically and otherwise. A thorough competitor, a knowledgeable guru on sports, a talented writer and a above all a passionate sports fan, I heartily recommend Aneesh for this gig. All the best Aneesh! I hope the organizers see you for who you are - the best man for this job!

218 week(s) ago

Ravali Prasad

Known him since he was in school, and always knew him as a great fan of cricket and I have read his blog. So who better for this post than someone who loves cricket and can write well at the same time :)

218 week(s) ago

Rowena

I recommend Aneesh for the role of RC's Chief blogger! Given the opportunity, Aneesh's charisma and excellent writing skills will inspire new interest as well as retain long-time fans. He knows how to capture an audience, both in conversation and in writing. This I know from personal experience.

218 week(s) ago

Aneesh has been a fan of cricket

218 week(s) ago

tony

Aneesh is perfect for this opportunity, his amazing ability to capture the readers through his writing and extreme dedication towards sports, gives him my vote! Good luck Aneesh!

218 week(s) ago

Scott McLaren

Aneesh is the perfect candidate for Royal Challengers Chief Blogger - he is a very talented writer and is a cricket fanatic! All the best, and good luck Aneesh! You have my vote!

218 week(s) ago

Raghav

Aneesh has to be the guy for this!He is awesome in blogging and his command of English is amazing.I highly recommend him.Good luck!

218 week(s) ago

Neeti

I have known Aneesh for quite some time now. He has always been a sports freak and absolutely loves cricket! He is also very good at writing. I have been following his RCB fan blog and seen that he is creative and passionate about the topic. I enthusiastically recommend Aneesh for the position of RC’S Chief Blogger! All the best!

218 week(s) ago

Stephen A

Stephen Andrus (US) - fellow exchange student

218 week(s) ago