IPL 2: The Games With Strategic Breaks...

Senthilkumar RajappanCorrespondent IApril 20, 2009

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA - APRIL 19:  Rohit Sharma of Deccan Chargers hits out at Brendon McCullum of Kolkata looks on during the IPL T20 match between Deccan Chargers and Kolkata Knight Riders on April 19, 2009 in Cape Town, South Africa.  (Photo by Tom Shaw/Getty Images)

I couldn't resist writing about our IPL and the innovations that go hand in hand with every ball delivered keeps us guessing whats in store for us?

IPL version 2 started on a great note with Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers winning against much touted Chennai Super Kings and the last years champions Rajasthan Royals.

The game as much as it is showcased on TV, courtesy SET Max and guess who is back, no marks for guessing—our very own Mandira Bedi, I know you would ask about her neck lines, less said the better. Her fashion designer knows too much or too little.

Here we come as it is the SET team is known for 5 ball an over or 4 ball an over telecast and then whenever a batsman is out we can be seeing Amitabh Bachhan or the Vodafone little creatures (they are cute I should admit).

Now in all this they have devised to sell another extra 10 minutes in between the game. And they call it Strategy(ic) break. I am at a loss to understand whose strategy are they trying to break.

It would be really tough to add extra ten minutes that too at crucial tenures in the game, say today, Chennai Super Kings were in full flow when they had a Strategy break at the end of 10 overs and what do the viewers get to see, advertisements and some highlights...

Anyways they are the people who decide on what we should see and what we shouldn't. So it is no use trying to reason. All in all another tamasha happening at the South African grounds with Indian money. Meanwhile the Indian political leaders are hard trying to gain TRPs so much with saying some hard core terrorist is his friend...

I would like to write on the Television coverage that the other news channels have for us. I liked Cyrus Broacha making the best pun of the cricketing action, while Ajay Jadeja at NDTV is all seriously making reviews, the team at Times Now is also pretty serious sometimes.

That's it for now or I will be boring you with another strategy break.