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Share with us how close is the team to your heart or that one moment that gave you goosebumps .

One for the Challengers..

Most of the us I'm sure are still basking in last night's glory and few others contemplating a similar thriller against Warnie and Co tomorrow. But I'm really gung ho about the MI vs RCB clash on 20th

 


Having attended the UB group sponsored Mumbai Indians-Rajasthan Royals IPL after party, I was elated to meet most of the revered players I've always looked up to. (read Sachin, Sanath, Brian Lara) 


I also made a mental note of how I would interact with them as fan of the game and not someone from the rival gang snooping around them. While most of them were cordial, the player who's humility took me by surprise, apart from the Master ofcourse smile, was Jean Paul Duminy. 


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While asking for his autograph , I handed over the book which also had Our coach Ray Jennings and skipper Kumble's autograph. I sheepishly admitted to being a huge RCB fanatic, and how the FFC had helped bridge the team-fans divide for all the fanatics since the Champions League. Duminy, a Cape Cobran then and now a Mumbai Indian, who'd set the guns blazing with his 99 off 52 deliveries, against the Royal Challengers in the inaugural CLT20 clash,  was glad to know how the fans bonded big time through meet ups, contests. 


 


As a parting shot, he very sportingly wished our team (RCB), luck in this season. smile  

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WELL DONE RCB! Hats off to kallis and utthapa who took RCB to a challenging win .Opening combination was very good . But this time also RCB bowlers failed to deliver.Hope today against RR they will deliver to their best.I think today A mithun should be given a chance in place of steyn .Best of luck RCB ..RCB ROCKS
Rakesh38 on 18 Mar 2010, 09:59 PM
@WP, Pricedravid- thank you. It was a pleasure talking to him.

@vijaumallyaboyz- haha good question. maybe you should ask your 'nick-name sake' :-P
disha-shetty on 18 Mar 2010, 05:04 AM
Amazing lucky you...:)
PrinceDravid on 18 Mar 2010, 03:32 AM
shall we take him in the next auction..???
VijayMallyaBoys on 18 Mar 2010, 02:26 AM
Looking forward to meeting him at the MI vs CSK game in Chennai :D Hoping to be invited to cover that after party too :) Thank you RCB for this, it's amazing of what being 'Just another' RCB fan has done to our lives.


Kunal
KunJan on 18 Mar 2010, 02:09 AM
Nice memoir Disha. I feel thrilled just to think about the prospects of meeting the greats whom we have grown up watching and can imagine the kind of evening you would have had with them. Good luck RCB and to you too,

WP
Wizardprince on 18 Mar 2010, 02:01 AM