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Suhasini Mitra has 20 vote(s) and 8 Reference(s)
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Cricket & your City, Cricket in your City
Tell us about cricket and what it means to your city, how it is followed, any RCB fans there?
We want to know about it all
Well in Kolkata everything has to do with passion, passion for sports, culture, food and the occasional 'adda' sessions where people engross in talking about things that may or may not make sense. Being born and brought up in Kolkata i have been made familiar with two names as soon as I could read- Kobi Guru Rabindranath Tagore and Sourav Ganguly. Inspite of being a football oriented city the popularity of cricket here cannot be undermined. The MAHARAJ of Kolkata-Sourav Ganguly is treated no less than a God out here. Kids not only idolise him but such is his impact that more and more kids are getting into cricket in the city. Kolkata has a very bright cricketing history. Eden Gardens in India is a stadium equivalent to what The Collossium is to Rome. The largest stadium in India and undoubtedly the noisiest one. Cricket in India has Kolkata as one of its inception points and even though the game is rapidly changing the babumoshai's of my city still feel rooted to the oldest version of cricket, the longest version. The cricket-mania in Kolkata touched a new high when the Badshah of Bollywood- Shah Rukh Khan met with the Prince of Kolkata Sourav 'DADA' Ganguly and Kolkata Knight Riders were formed. We welcomed the team with open arms and though the results in the past 3 years of the IPL have not been ideal the adamant Bengalis have not given up support just as yet. Cricket in kolkata is no less than an occasion; Flags flying around roads, on transports, people performing religious ceremonies, people willing to bunk offices colleges or schools to sit back and enjoy the game. When the game begins the city stops to a grinding halt with people either in the stadium or in their houses or in front of any TV showroom. Such is the hold of cricket in Kolkata. It's not only the stadium that the players experience a pull from. it's the culture and the food here that entices them as well. V.V.S Laxman, whose favourite ground is the Eden confesses that his love for the city is not only because of the ground but also because of it's warmth of hospitality and its flavours. Sadly but honestly, RCB does not have a vast fan following here. I'm guessing the support for KKR would be the same in Bangalore. Nevertheless we enjoy a good game of cricket and never shy away from appreciating a good performance by anybody, even from the opposition. Though the competitiveness remains the Spirit of the game never takes a backseat. Welcome to my city… The City Of Joy
Cover a local cricket match.
How the game was played, controversies on the ground, injuries and who bags the gold at the end
of the match. Build the excitement with your words.
Its been a cloudy day and the sun has refused to come out of cloud covers. The five over match between the Salt Lake Giants and the Jadavpur Gallants is about to begin. Both the captains have reached the stadium and the toss is about to take place. Before the toss takes place let me tell you that the pitch here is more or less flat with a little bit of grass cover which will assist the quickies. Sayan Roy the captain of the Gallants has won the toss and having decided to field first, is going in with the combination of 7 batters and 4 bowlers. The combination is the same for Ashish Dey, the captain of the Giants As the play begins there have been 3 fours hit by the Captain of Giants already. The bowling by Bhuvan Das has been very loose and the deliveries are far too short and wide. The field placement is attacking but the shot selections of the Batsman has been remarkable as all three fours have found the gaps. The outfield is very quick and even a slightest mistake by the fielder may cost extra runs. It’s the fifth over and the captain of the Gallants has decided to give an extra over to Bhuvan Das who was rather expensive in the first over where he went for as many as 3 boundaries. The quckie this time around , however, looks much better and bowls over Ashish Dey after his gritty knock of 35 runs. As the fifth over ends, The Jadavpur Gallants have been set a target of 55 in 5 overs. The bowling attack of the Gallants look very rusty and apart from it the sloppy fielding has not helped the cause at all. The run rate of the first 3 overs have been around 12 which would mean that the Giants will not have to play out all the overs remaining. Frustrated gallant bowler Sambaran Kumar gets into a verbal duel with the batsman only stopped by the umpire before getting out of hand. The Giants finish off the game in just 4 overs by scoring as many as 3 fours and a 6 in the final over of the game. After the match as Sayan Roy spoke, it was evident that there was a lack of unity in the Salt Lake Giants but refused to comment on the on field attitude of his players that left a lot to be desired. The winning captain however was rather critical of the opponent’s bowling rather than being appreciative of his own team’s efforts. At the end of the day the game has been won fair and square with its own share of drama, aggression and of course spirit.
I CAN BE RCB'S CHIEF BLOGGER BECAUSE..
Well blogging is all about expressing. I have always had a flair for writing and if my writing can be used for one of my favourite people in the sporting world- Anil Kumble, I do not see a reason to be any more happier or luckier. My main objective is to bring out the fun element in cricket through written words. Not only do i seek to bring out a better understanding of the game but I also look to make it more appealing and interesting. I can be RCB's chief blogger because I have a passion to write and I am passionate about the team; and when to passions come together a miracle happens. Also, I want to prove to people that girls do have a fair knowledge of the gentleman's game.
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Mandar Dewalkar

Voted for U, Do Vote for me. http://www.royalchallengers.com/cricket-online-contests/ffc3/mandardewalkar Best Wishes. - Mandar Dewalkar

212 week(s) ago

Nakul Kamath

Nice app! Gud luck!

212 week(s) ago

Govind Sudarsan

good luck!!!

212 week(s) ago

Snehil

All the very best !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hope u win :) :)

212 week(s) ago

Sachin Kodagali - ABD!!!

Appreciate your spirit to support all teams who play good cricket. I voted for u , vote for me too - http://www.royalchallengers.com/cricket-online-contests/ffc3/Sachinbengaluru

212 week(s) ago

Mandar Dewalkar

Voted to U, Pls vote for me. Chief Photographer Post. http://www.royalchallengers.com/cricket-online-contests/ffc3/mandardewalkar Best Luck. -Mandar Dewalkar

212 week(s) ago

Satwik

A well handled application it has to be said. All the best :-) !!!!!

212 week(s) ago

Praveen K.

Hi there, This is one of the best applications that I have come across, especially from the new faces at RCB fan club. Good to read neatly written stuff, which is not such a common sight :). All the best..

213 week(s) ago