Firstly, I would like to thank RCB fan Suresh Ananth for highlighting, in his comments on my last BLOG, that I did not acknowledge the sterling bowling performance delivered by Vinay Kumar in Pepsi IPL 6. I do read all BLOG comments and must offer my sincere apologies for overlooking Vinay. I certainly agree with Suresh - Vinay bowled beautifully for much of the tournament and realized 23 wickets. He was definitely part of our success on the field.
Daniel Vettori is one of the best ever spin bowlers to have graced modern day cricket but the wily spinner will readily tell you that he is incredibly lucky to have Chris Gayle as his teammate at Royal Challengers Bangalore since he does not have to bowl to the burly West Indian opener in an IPL game.
Sun Risers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore 8PM Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad The erstwhile Deccan Chargers bowed out of IPL 5 as party poopers, derailing the campaigns of Kings XI Punjab and Royal Challengers Bangalore on their way out. Their replacements the Sun Risers Hyderabad began IPL 6 with a victory in a similar mould.
Daniel Vettori, one of the finest bowlers in RCB, has returned to training after recovering from an injury. With Muttiah Muralitharan in the side he may not be a regular in RCB’s starting XI but he is an integral part of the team, mentoring the youngsters and giving much needed inputs as ex-skipper. There is no doubt that Vettori will be needed at crucial times in the current season to help the team out.
Here's a short biography of Daniel Vettori. Daniel Luca Vettori, was born on 27 January 1979.He was born in Auckland and brought up in Hamilton, attending Marian School and later St. Paul's Collegiate School. Vettori is married to Mary O'Connel, with whom he has two children. He moved from Hamilton to Auckland to live with her but has continued playing for the Northern Districts. They have a son named James, born on 8 March 2009. Vettori was made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merits in the 2011 Queen's Birthday Honours, for services to cricket.
On behalf of the RCB owners, management and staff, we express our heartfelt RCB passion in wishing all RCB fans well in their Independence Day celebrations. And with August marking international women’s month, we also take this opportunity to wish our many female fans a very special Women’s month.