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Gautam Begamudre Krishnamurthy B K has 236 vote(s) and 48 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
“If there ever was a religion that has bound India as one, it was and is cricket.” Cricket. Action, drama, suspense mixed with a touch of humour. The sport which has got it all. There has been nothing more instrumental in bringing together the citizens of India, be it within the nation or NRIs. The love for the game within each one speaks not just of the commitment to the game but also of the pure magic that evokes the spirit of joy within us. Every moment of every game is enjoyed sitting with family and friends, taking in the action at the field while enacting out a similar drama at our household with each ball. I hail from RCB’s home city i.e. Bangalore. Cricket is supported by Bangaloreans whole-heartedly and how. A multitude of cricket coaching centers have been opened by various veterans of the game in order to sow the seeds of cricket and nurture it with the help of the enthusiastic cricket loving youth. Even without coaching, the youngsters prefer playing cricket and gully cricket is widespread. The well maintained and fully equipped Chinnaswamy stadium which hosts cricket matches of international level speaks of the class of cricket encouraged here. The Bangalore crowd in cricket matches is the easiest to recognize with the crowd bringing in an assortment of support gear; cardboard posters, flags, miniature trumpets and above all their undaunted cheering spirit. In the newly added feature to the IPL i.e. the IPL awards, Bangalore was awarded the Best Ground Award; a true honour indeed. International matches and IPL matches especially RCB matches are a great hit with the crowd of Bangalore and a majority of them try to head to watch the matches at the venues directly. If the tickets and travel arrangements don’t come through, they head to the nearest wide screen theater experience match shows at various multiplexes of the city. I speak out of experience when I say that even the daily soap loving family members sacrifice their loyalty to the soaps when a cricket match is on the air especially ones with players of India involved. To ask if any RCB fans exist in Bangalore would be a rhetorical question indeed. The home ground of RCB boasts of the largest base of supporters of RCB and not quite surprisingly the cheeriest bunch of fans. Be it the finals or a group qualifier, fans do not disappoint with their efforts to fuel the team into victory by offering the best possible support. Fan summits, meet-ups are regularly organized by RCB which are attended in flocks and numbers by fans who are delighted by the offer of getting to know RCB more personally. All in all, Cricket from being a gentleman’s game has evolved leaps and bounds to one among the most competitive sports of the 21st century and will continue to do so as the encouragement and support offered by the fans increases exponentially in favour of this marvellous sport.
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.
Author’s note – Since there was no specific definition of a local match. I decided to try and cover what is usually called a ‘Gully cricket’ match which takes place quite rampantly all over India. Due to this decision, I asked the captains to choose team names and the names “Freedom Boys” and “Devil Runners” were chosen. I had to talk them into playing a T20 match and they were kind enough to accede to my request. I officiated as the Umpire whilst noting down the various details required for this article. " For the people who were expecting a thrilling finish to the match between the Devil Runners and Freedom Boys, the teams did not disappoint. In what must have been an even sided duel, the Freedom Boys clung onto to their seats in the roller coaster ride to grab victory in what can only be described as a nail biting finish. With a relatively easy score of 127 as target, the Freedom Boys seemed well placed for the victory. The Devil Runners however threw a googly which crushed the top order of Freedom Boys; setting the match up evenly till the finish. It was a success story for the Freedom Boys, crafted by the all-rounder Harsha. He not only scalped three wickets for 23 runs but also added 51 runs to the scoreboard. After winning the toss, the Devil Runners chose batting and were off to a wobbly start. Sujay R stabilized the opening with quick singles and a few boundaries. Nonetheless, captain Jayanth’s decision to bring on Harsha in the early overs bore fruit as he caught Suhas R LBW. Unfazed by the loss of a wicket, Sujay continued to pummel the ball to the boundaries at regular intervals ensuring that the bowlers took a beating. The bowling side replied with calm as Rajesh’s spin and Harsha’s pace got the team three more wickets in quick succession. Safi made a cameo appearance, a blazing 28 runs of 10 balls, consisting of three fours and two sixes; before he was caught at fine leg trying to negotiate a bouncer by Varun. Sujay who was in top form too fell to Vikram, who despite having been sent to the ropes earlier pulled a quick one on Sujay resulting in a simple caught and bowled. Captain Sushanth too failed to make a contribution as he was sent out for a duck when Rajesh’s delivery knocked away the bails. The rest of the batting order was sent packing back with wickets falling in quick succession, with the Devil Runners posting a modest 126 runs at the scoreboard for all out. The Freedom Boys’ openers quite confidently stepped onto the pitch, ignorant of the fury of Mahesh, the fast bowler of the Devil Runners who took the onus to nab three wickets in the first five overs leaving the Freedom Boys limping at 20 for three. Jayanth and Aditya then tried to step up the run rate and keep things steady by rotating strike. They managed to hold off the blistering onslaught of Abhinav and Suraj for six overs before Aditya was stumped brilliantly by Anirudh off a leg spinner by Janardhan. The Freedom Boys seemed to be in a tight spot with only 49 on the scoreboard with the loss of four wickets. The balance tilted to favor the Devil Runners Entering at four down, Harsha looked to support his captain with singles but that plan was short-lived as Jayanth was caught at deep midwicket by Yogesh owing to an extraordinary dive headfirst towards fine leg, who managed to hold onto the ball; barely though in the very next over. With the entire top order destroyed, the pressure was on Harsha to guide the team to a victory as Bhargav came down to bat. With quick singles, Harsha quickly settled down and then progressed to play the big shots. A beautiful front drive to the boundary was how he opened his boundary tally and didn’t wait for long before he walked down the pitch and blasted a mighty six over long on. With 58 needed of just 24 balls, Harsha seemed to be on fire as Bhargav too realized that singles wouldn’t suffice for a win and started driving the ball to the boundary. Last over. 8 runs needed of 6 balls. Bhargav had been bowled out by a Yorker and Sonal had taken the strike to face the first ball of the last over. A quick one on the first ball, Harsha took the strike. As Mahesh approached the crease, Harsha took some room but missed the ball completely as the ball swerved away from him landing in the keeper’s hands. 7 from 4 needed. The next ball was driven away for a hasty two between deep cover and deep point. 5 from 3 needed. Mahesh tried for a bouncer which just landed short and was pulled away for a four by Harsha who was in no mood to celebrate his fifty and wanted to carry his team to victory. 1 from 2 needed. The field was tightened yet Harsha sliced the ball towards deep gully and successfully gained a single, ensuring a thrilling win over the Devil Runners. " Brief Scorecard Devil Runners – 126/10 [16.5 overs] Sujay – 42 Mahesh 29/3 Freedom Boys – 127/5 [19.5 overs] Harsha –51 Harsha 23/3 Vikram 34/3
I CAN BE RCB'S CHIEF BLOGGER BECAUSE..
Before I start out, I would like to make a note that merely listing reasons like “I can write well” and “I love cricket” even before giving the idea a thought would be purely baseless. Instead I shall paint a picture to support my reasoning.

To me, a cricket match is a blend of the emotions of a billion people, their hopes, aspirations, goodwill; all imbedded in the souls of the eleven people out on the field. It’s an emotional joy ride which starts off when the channel is flicked on. Even the ones who do not express wholehearted support to the game are mesmerized by the telecast; keep the channels locked on and experience the sense of joy at a winning scenario and sorrow otherwise. It is a subconscious reaction, because the support lies deep within the heart. There are a number of scenarios that define a true cricket match. It is the thrill sought out in the case of a close finish. The scenes of biting nails off in those tense moments of waiting for the verdict of the third umpire; the cheering for every wicket taken, every boundary hit; those bhangra steps, the exultant thumping of fists in the air when a sweet win ensued. The hi5's, "I told you we'd win" looks at anyone who'd hinted of a loss. Every tiny emotion amplified as the countdown inches towards a great celebration explosion. However when things tend to go sour, our moods as supporters for life undergoes a transition as we run amok within our mind trying to find consolation that our team did put in their best efforts. Yet, despite our best efforts to find that consolation; we still have anger and criticism frothing from our mouths for the team we sorely care about which is comparable to the scolding meted out to a disobedient child by the worried parents.

Writing has been a passion of mine ever since I was a little kid. I have found refuge in vocabulary and books. I have started a blog (Visit my blog) to chart out my literary journey in life and I have had experience in writing articles for my school and college magazines and also worked as a member of the student editorial committee of the college magazine. I dabble in poetry, article writing, rant as well as fiction. I aspire to author books of critical acclaim and I am steering myself to that goal.

I, above all idolize Kumble sir and Dravid Sir, not just because they hail from our beautiful city but because they have attained respect, which is above all; both on the field, with their performances and also off the field by going back to their alma mater to guide youngsters towards their goal to play for India someday. A chance to interact with such stalwarts is one in a million and I hope to clinch it.

Now I would like to reason out that I CAN BE RCB’S CHIEF BLOGGER BECAUSE I possess the skill to capture emotions and actions onto writing. I love human emotions, its varying nature from being easy to grasp to its mind-boggling complexities and I find it a joyous experience to grasp it and pen it down. I love writing. A picture may speak a thousand words but a picture doesn’t depict the entire story. Writing, however can delve into the depths of thought and imagination, it can scale the heights of understanding people and events. I love my city and I respect the veterans of the sport. RCB has had my support throughout the three IPL seasons and will continue to do so in all its ventures. I would dedicate myself to the task of writing articles that are worth the read and not mere reports. I put together my wholehearted efforts in any task I embark upon and promise to ensure that RCB fans will not be disappointed with the style of writing or the content.

I'd like to sign off by saying, "I'm willing to challenge the limits, I'm ready to go Game for Life. Red and Gold, I shall bleed. While I chant RCB! RCB!"
MY REFERENCES (48)

Satwik

voted!! please vote for me as well http://www.royalchallengers.com/cricket-online-contests/ffc3/Roy19

215 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

215 week(s) ago

smitha shivakumar

Hey all the best:):) wish u win:)

215 week(s) ago

devjain

all the best........ i'm proud of you.......

215 week(s) ago

venkat sambandan

all the best man.. :D

215 week(s) ago

rakesh katti

Gud luck buddy! Rock the competition :) Hope u win it :)

215 week(s) ago

Ushma Garfield Anirudha

Go Gautam!! i wish i cud write lyk yu sumday :P

216 week(s) ago

karuna sagar

oh wow!! awesome man :) good good .. get a vuvuzela on your way back from the trip :) :)

216 week(s) ago

vadiraj am

you deserve it! good luck! :)

217 week(s) ago

reshma singh

Bhaiyya!! Aap SA jaake mast likhiyo!! :^)

217 week(s) ago

deepika nagendra

All d best!!!!!!!!!!!!

217 week(s) ago

nandini manoharan

go Gautham!all the very best!:)

217 week(s) ago

alok palshetkar

M a die-hard fan MI fan n i dint need to vote for u.. But as ur frnd of a very gud frnd of mine, Utkarsha my vote goes for u.. Best of luck buddy!!

217 week(s) ago

pradeep tyagi

All the best MACHA!. \/

217 week(s) ago

megha manjunath

did it .............. all the very best u rock

217 week(s) ago

daksh mutreja

Chak de phatte! :D All the best bey!! =)

217 week(s) ago

Pratheek Lakur Krishnamurthy

Will definitely ask my pals to vote =) You deserve it dude! Keep up the good work !! Blog on! =)

217 week(s) ago

ashcharya prabhu

Good work, This surely will get you through. All the Best

217 week(s) ago

hemanth prasanna

Good going anna =)

217 week(s) ago

deekshit

nice work da...............

217 week(s) ago

apurva shankar

gooo gautam!!! :P :P

217 week(s) ago

shyam shankar naik

Gr8 goin bro.. This must get u through! Good luck.. :)

217 week(s) ago

nitish prabhu

Keep up the good work .. :) All the best !!

217 week(s) ago

smitha kumaraswamy

best of luck....gud one

217 week(s) ago

nazish khan

Go Gautam!...:D:D Go RCB!...;) TREAT TREAT TREAT!....LOL...:p

217 week(s) ago

rashu bharadwaj

all d best...senior!!! =)

217 week(s) ago

pooja vishwanath

ul definitely make it all the best =)

217 week(s) ago

Varun

hey! good one!! best of luck :) :)

217 week(s) ago

tejas balasubramanya

good work dude :) keep it up.. knowing u, i am sure RCB will be lucky to have u :)

217 week(s) ago

Nikesh

Good luck dude! Bundles of talent! :D

217 week(s) ago

kaushik don

Keep up the gud work!!!..come on RCB dikhadhoo!!

217 week(s) ago

dhruv bhogle

A great blog. Frankly speaking: the guy can really write well. I can't truthfully say that he's the most deserving Bangalorean to be the chief blogger, but he's definitely the most passionate. Keep voting.

217 week(s) ago

andy anand

brilliant maga:)

217 week(s) ago

dev pal

Alright, before saying much, I'd like to clear things out I don't mind rcb with the cup this time since both DD and KKR are out.I blog a lot and what arises out of each blogger is how frank he is, no matter what he's talking about.Gautam has been frank and I hope after this he'd keep me up with the party references.;). So Blog on!

217 week(s) ago

arpitha chandrashekar

Awesome blog gomzee,Ive always seen ur ability to put out ur thoughts

217 week(s) ago

aishwarya chandar

Very well written! :) Good luck! :)

217 week(s) ago

sanchit malik

I want Gautam to become the chief blogger for RCB coz he deserves it truly ..

217 week(s) ago

sanjeev keerthi

GO RCB! =)

217 week(s) ago

aravind suchindran

i wud definitely lyk it if u becom d regular chief blogger 4 rcb! :)

217 week(s) ago

vaibhav federer

Dravid jaisa solid likha hain =)

217 week(s) ago

nikita harikishan

Eloquently and truthfully written, that you can be assured that not one RCB fan will be disappointed. Good luck, may the forces be with you :)

217 week(s) ago

sudhamshu

gr8 work man! yu are the best! u beat the rest! gud luck! :D

217 week(s) ago

Vivek

Man, i'm pretty sure this one's gonna get you through. I bet you wont find even a single RCB fan disagreeing with me or the previous references received and those that follow up. I wish i had some kind of veto power to get you in :P Brilliant work mate! ALL THE BEST! :)

217 week(s) ago

dhanush

awesome work gomz ! beautifully written , easily understandable :) all the best bro , rock on !! rcb zindabad :D

217 week(s) ago

abhishek muralidharan

nice work my friend :) people are gonna love this.GOOD LUCK.

217 week(s) ago

shradha

Abbey yaar! Mast likha hain! :) Keep up the good work!! RCB zindabaad!

217 week(s) ago

shiva prakash

love your writing style! =D the neat descriptions make for wonderful reading. good luck! :)

217 week(s) ago

krithika

Hey there! =) Good work! Wonderful use of words :) All the best :)

217 week(s) ago