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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.
Zaheer Khan has made his comeback to competitive cricket and how! Zak put in a terrific performance with the ball, as he picked up 4/17 against the Chennai Super Kings in a rain curtailed game at the Chinnaswamy Stadium on Saturday and helped RCB prolong their quest for the elusive playoff spot in the 2013 IPL.
Cheteshwar Pujara’s name is synonymous with Test cricket. Pujara, who has a batting style similar to the legendary Rahul Dravid, proved that he can adapt to T20 cricket as well during his classy 51 for the Royal Challengers Bangalore against the Kings XI Punjab during an IPL game at Mohali.
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.
So close yet so far, a feeling every true RCBian experienced last season. Last season, we looked unbeatable at times. Teams feared the "Gayle Storm" whereas many batsmen didn't have the answer to Muralitharan and Vettori's spin attack. Even the opposition and their fans couldn't help but admire Chris Gayle taking the center stage, hitting sixes with such ease, leaving the bowlers helpless. While many backed us to go all the way, we stumbled right in the end. A horrible experience, no doubt, but certainly a learning one.
In light of the first Home Game of the season, the Bangalore Police has made certain traffic and parking arrangements, to ensure ease of access as well as for security purposes.
The stage is set, the players are ready, the action and drama is about to unfold! The much awaited day has FINALLY arrived! It’s time for the opening ceremony of Pepsi IPL 6, with performances by the King Of Bollywood Shah Rukh Khan along with Deepika Padukone and Katrina Kaif. And of course, the man with the moves, the man with all the style- PITBULL!! Be prepared to get blown away by these spectacular performances, which we promise, you will never ever forget!