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A Date with the Royal Challengers

Flaunting my RCB 'fanatic' status across the streets of Mumbai + witnessing the clash of the titans with the Mighty14 team + attending the RCB, MI after party = The best a fan can get.

 


 


Mighty 14 experience


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What started off as a 'royal' snub and nasty comments coming our way from our fellow Mumbaikars went on to become one of the driving force for RCB's victory. Donning our RCB jerseys and heading towards the East Stand at CCI , we felt like an outcast in aamchi Mumbai tongue laugh, but the tables, much to our amazement, had  turned during our departure. It had to...after all a bunch of Reds in a sea of Blue couldn't help but revel post RCB victory. The 'huh..Bangalore', 'Gheun tak...RCB la' remarks went on to become 'Well played'..'Aaj Kallis 'Jumbo' vada pav khaun aala ka?' rightfully so. wink


 


The MI plans of scoring big after winning the toss were perfectly foiled by Kumble and Co. Being skilled defenders in the tournament so far, the total of 152 didn't quite act as a dampener  to the spirits of the RCB supporters. While dismayed the MI fans didn't wait for the last ball to be bowled, our chants and histrionics continued well past victory atop chairs et all smile


The unbeaten knock by Kallis and Dravid hanging out to a one handed blinder at mid-wicket served as perfect eye candies of the innings. bowing out to the men in Red we all finally left the Brabourne.


 


Vignettes from the After party


I had the opportunity to capture the moods of the victorious RCB team as a photo blogger for  the RCB,MI after party and Rocky S fashion show. Meeting  and congratulating Coach Jennings as soon as I entered the hotel lobby, was a high of sorts for me. Proud of his boys as a mentor and basking in my team's glory as a fan, the two of us just couldn't stop gushing about the win smile


While the Mumbai Inidans (except Shikhar Dhawan, Duminy, Fernando) gave the party a miss. The Challengers were in a mood to celebrate. Kumble and Dravid made a quick exit, the rest of the team stayed for a long time. 


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Getting a ring side view of the off field action of RCB was a great experience for me. Joined by the four Chiefs and our community manager Nidhi, I almost felt like home, a stark contrast from the other IPL after parties I'd attended.


Special Thanks to


RCB team manager Avinash Sir- who admitted to being not so tech savy, but had been through the fan club blogs and appreciated our efforts. 


Chief Photographer Ashish- for getting the Protean power house of RCB to pose for me. 

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@Kunajan- I know being associated with RCB has got me places. And for those things left unsaid, I've always maintained somethings are better off under wraps.

@Raghunath- getting to meet all the players I've revered is a different high :)

@aruna-desai- Thank you. pleasure meeting you too :)
disha-shetty on 23 Mar 2010, 10:35 PM
Disha very good write up
congrats
Aruna-Desai on 23 Mar 2010, 09:45 PM
Good to see you enjoying the new status "custom-created" for you. Doesn't this look easier, happier and more fun that blogging about the game itself? Have fun! Envy you!!
Raghunath on 23 Mar 2010, 08:53 AM
A lot of things are left unsaid. It's nice to see what being a RCB fan has done to you :) I'm sure RCB loves to have you as a fan as you like being a fan :) okay, whatever that meant :P Now off to read your party ka post on UB website :)


Kunal
KunJan on 23 Mar 2010, 05:40 AM
@yogesh- Only I had attended the after party, coz I am the official photoblogger for Mumbai after parties by IPL.

@WP- thanks :) our joy knew no bounds when we won.

@chat- thanks.

@Rishabh- aila ;-) (the Sachin style)
disha-shetty on 23 Mar 2010, 05:32 AM
well done Disha
chat on 23 Mar 2010, 05:23 AM
Which all Mighty 14 members attended the party??
Yogesh-Shah on 23 Mar 2010, 04:36 AM
‘Well played’..‘Aaj Kallis ‘Jumbo’ vada pav khaun aala ka?’ :-P
I can speak Marathi too...
Rishabh-Rajput on 23 Mar 2010, 03:56 AM
Well written Disha. Keep enjoying as our team will keep on winning!
Wizardprince on 23 Mar 2010, 02:27 AM