Early morning, you watch a video, jump out of your chair and say "Boy! I can't wait to watch this fella!" That's one feeling you want to experience every morning.
That's what happened this morning.
I was reading newspaper report on Shane Warne's praise of an 18-year-old kid who has never played first class cricket but is an exciting raw talent. The next thing I did was to check if a clip was available in YouTube, and as always I was not disappointed.
What a delivery, what a yorker! Awesome! That's all you can say after watching this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkNm_WWVhQQ
This is the IPL for you. It exhibits amazing talents for us.
If the first season was about the Asnodkars, the Pathans, and all the unknown players until then, it doesn't end there. Wait for more, be hungry for more, and you won't be disappointed.
Whether this kid becomes a hero or a zero at the end of the tournament is not a topic of discussion right now.
It's all about the excitement that these unknown talents bring to the table. The excitement of hope, happiness, and agony. That's what the IPL is all about for cricket fanatics!
It doesn't just end there. The IPL is, most importantly, the only medium of cricket that can change lives instantly.
Take the example of Kamran Khan.
He lost his mother due to poverty. He now wishes that the IPL started two years back, because then he could have saved his mom.
Sleeping in railway platforms most of the time because the platform ticket was the only thing he could afford, managing with his only pair of whites, this guy has come a long way and has miles to go.
This is what the IPL is—The dream machine of excitement and money!