chief blogger
Disha Shetty has 33 vote(s) and 9 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
A relic handed down by the Englishmen, a culture, a religion, a stage for human brilliance glamorized by magnates like Kerry Packer and Lalit Modi, the game of cricket has many credits to it. It is a funny game. When a player is in, he is actually out on the green facing the bowler. When he is out, he's is in the pavilion. There is a third man, but hey who are the first and second?? And there is nothing so silly about silly point. Paradoxes and unexplained quirks are two of the defining aspects of the game. Cricket is an enduring romance that we Indians pursue. An array of emotions that swell with an appeal, boundary, a six or a wicket. My city, Mumbai, lives up to every bit of the maxim -City of Dreams. Having produced world renowned players, this city is the home to the mentor- protege duo of Ramakant Achrekar and Sachin Tendulkar. Mumbai houses the cradle of Indian cricket, Shivaji Park where tiny tots all padded up throng the grounds, nets and aspire to make it to the national squad someday . The citys love for the gentleman’s game is not mere coincidence, and I can vouch for it, being a witness to, two instances of cricketing stampede. Once when the Indian team was leaving for West Indies, WC 2007, pandemonium ruled as people from across the city thronged the Mumbai airport, way past midnight, for a glimpse of their heroes, demigods rather. And the second time when we won the inaugural T20 WC, which was the cue for open topped bus ride through Mumbai. I was also amazed by the sportive spirit of the Mumbaikars, who turned up donning RCB jerseys and waving the Red n Gold Flags when the Bangalore team was pitted against the home team, MI. Organising meetups for fellow RCB fans (read Dravid fanatics) in the city, I’m glad to have come across many new ardent followers of the Bangalore team. And as we earn the dubious distinction of being ‘traitors’ in our own city, the volley of contests, trivias at the official RCB website keep us(read Mumbaikars) distant fanatics close to our club. RCB Mumbai Fan Clubs latest outing at Leopold had none other than the Director of RCB, Sidhartha Mallya oblige us fan with his presence, a warm and appreciable gesture on his part.
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.
Ball in a different court..a local women's team at work. If you thought cricket only belonged to the man's world, this match proved it all wrong. The game of cricket that unfolded between the two University level womens' teams at MCA, served as a perfect 'edge of the seat' nail biting thriller. Toss ka Boss: The Pune team captain, Apoorva, won the toss and elected to bat first gaining psychological advantage over the home team, Mumbai. Amchi Mulgi-Crowd puller, Prachi: Local favourite and Mumbai captain, Prachi, wasn’t quite deterred over losing the toss and pepped up her team, quickly taking places on the field. Her trusted ‘knights in shining armour’ Hemali and Tanvi , former medium pacer and latter a spinner, provided quick breakthroughs thereby engaging the crowds gathered. Each time a wicket fell, the cheers followed. Key Performers: Najuka (team Pune) and Tanvi (Mumbai) applied themselves excellently on the tricky wicket . Najuka's huge six to midwicket triggered a wild celebration from the crowd. A terrific outing with the ball (22-4-4) and an equally fascinating performance with the bat (45 off just 32 deliveries), Tanvi was the unanimous call for Woman-of the Match. The Wow Moment: Tanvi’s hat-trick after being hit for two consecutive sixes certainly had the Pune team on a sticky wicket and saw a major reshuffle in the batting order of the rivals. The Mumbaikars were grinning ear to ear. ‘Sunny’ call: The crowds were in for a surprise when they saw Sunil Gavaskar walk in, albeit towards the end of game to present the coveted MCA champion trophy to the winning team. Thill-o-Meter: Like I mentioned earlier, this one was an a edge of the seat entertainer, with 11 to win off the last over, chants of ‘Ganapati Bappa Moraya’ erupted all across the stadium, while a few kept it short as ‘May the best woman win’  3 to go off just a delivery, tailender Shewta, a quick recce of pitch later, hit a classic cover drive and sealed it off in style. Whoa…Its Mumbai all the way. The Mumbai Womens team, are now the MCA Womens Champions. Kudos to them.
A voracious reader and a huge cricket buff, with the two RDs, Readers Digest & Rahul Dravid, being my all time fixation. Been following the nuances of the game for close to 14 years now, irrespective of the format of the game. I'm working on a fansite and a book by Dravid fans (fanograpghy)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. A regular at FFC's (ah..I end up finishing close evrytime), Mighty14, Fan Summit and meetups, I almost have a 'KINGSIZE' RCB family now, spread across the world (, not to ignore my SA connect here). Being an official blogger for all the post match IPL 2010 parties & Screenings held in Mumbai,I do have a fair idea of catering to fans' literary taste buds,having been one among them (read fans following the game virtually), constantly on a lookout for 'news', 'updates', and 'trivias' during IPL & CLT20. Also having interacted with players, umpires and BCCI administrators, would definitely provide an edge when it comes to further such interactions. My style of writing is realistic albeit coupled with veiled sarcasm, a perfect blend of ' practical critiquing' and humour, which I believe opens the door to a wider appreciation. P.S. My newly earned title of 'RCB Fan Ambassador' for Mumbai city, shouldn't raise any doubts about my loyalty or proximity towards the club. Game for More...Game for Life!

Mandar Dewalkar

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219 week(s) ago


Great person, Great Blogger, a die hard RCB Fan! Most deserving person to win this title. Kunal

220 week(s) ago

Hrish Dhempe Thota

Disha is tailor made for this role. She was the blogger for all IPL parties in Mumbai and she did a great job in recounting the experience there - everybody used to wait for her blogs :) She is most deserving!

220 week(s) ago

Christopher Poshin David

Disha? Do I need to tell anything about her? She's simply amazing and a great blogger added to that......a true fanatic and a Rahul lover but someone who sees things in perspective and all.....My vote is definately her! :D

220 week(s) ago

Rishabh Rajput

Truly agree to all other refernces.. She is the most deserving candidate for this FFC contest... Gud luck Dishaaaa.. :)

220 week(s) ago


Most deserved candidate is Disha. I wish you all the very best Disha.

220 week(s) ago

Aakash Deshpande

She has the passion for Rahul Dravid, Cricket and more than anything else RCB !!! This gal has been ever-present on this website writing some amazing articles and showing her cricketing acumen ! She more than anyone else should be on that plane to SA as Chief Blogger !!!

220 week(s) ago

Raghu Nath

I have known Disha as an avid cricket buff, a loyal RCB Fan, a passionate writer and a perpetual thinker of the game, her Team RCB, her RCB Community and not to forget - her icons in RCB. She needs no introduction to the RCB Community, can write well and is certainly a deserving candidate for the role of Chief Blogger

220 week(s) ago

Govind Sudarsan

well disha is one of the finest fans of rcb.she is a big dravid lover like me and many others...all the best disha...hope you are selected!!!

220 week(s) ago