Countdown begins for IPL 2018

The big stage is set for the 2018 edition of the Indian Premier League and it’s going to be kick started on April 7 in Mumbai at the Wankhede Stadium.

Starts on April 7, 8 teams, 9 Venues, 51 days, 56 Matches and Ends on May 27. Good news no change in the IPL timing and also Unlike other IPL seasons all the double headers are on weekends and during week days one match per day.

Here’s the quick view of the schedule of 2018 IPL with dates and timings:


IPL 11
IPL 2018


IPL 11
IPL 2018


So what are you waiting now?? Start commenting below on this Blog about your expectations and which team will be your driving horse ? 😛

Nostalgia with Yuvi

ಎದುರಲ್ಲಿ ಮಹಾನ್ ದಿಗ್ಗಜರು ಇದ್ದರೂ ಮನಸ್ಸಲ್ಲಿ ಒಂದು ಮರುಕ ಇತ್ತು. ಇತ್ತ ಕ್ರೀಸ್ ಗೇಲ್ ಪಕ್ಕದಲ್ಲಿ ಮುತ್ತಯ್ಯ ಮುರಳಿಧರನ್ ಇದ್ದರು ಎನೋ ಕಳೆದುಕೋಂಡ ಭಾವನೆ ಇತ್ತು. ಅಪರೂಪಕ್ಕೋಂದು ಸೀಗೋ ಇಂಥ ಅವಕಾಶದಲ್ಲಿ ನಮ್ಮ್ ವಿರಟ್ ಕೊಹ್ಲಿನೋ, ಯುವಿ’ನೋ ಅಥವಾ ಎಬಿಡಿ’ನೋ ಇಲ್ಲವಲ್ಲಾ ಅನ್ನೋ ಹತಾಶೆ!
ಅನ್ ಲೈನ್ ನಲ್ಲಿ ಕಷ್ಟ/ಇಷ್ಟಪಟ್ಟು ಗೆದ್ದಿದ್ದಕ್ಕೆ ಸರಿ ಸಿಕ್ಕೀದ್ದೆ ಸಾಕು ಈ ದಿಗ್ಗಜರನ್ನೇ “ಮಿಟ್ ಅಂಡ್ ಗ್ರಿಟ್” ಮಾಡೊ ಸಮಯ ಇನ್ನೇನು ಹತ್ತಿರದಲ್ಲೇ ಇತ್ತು. ಆಟೋಗ್ರಫ್ ಪುಸ್ತಕ ಒಂದು ಕೈಯಲ್ಲಿ ಮತ್ತೇ ಜೇಬಲ್ಲಿ ಪೇನ್ನ್ ಇರೋದನ್ನ ಕನ್ ಫರ್ಮ್ ಮಾಡ್ಕೋಂಡು ನನ್ನ ಕ್ಷಣಗಳಿಗೆ ರೆಡಿಯಾಗಿದ್ದೆ.

ಇನ್ನೆನು ನಾನು ಮುಂದಕ್ಕೆ ಹೆಜ್ಜೆ ಇಟ್ಟೆ, ಆ ಕಡೆಯಿಂದ ಸೈಲೆಂಟಾಗಿ ಬಾಗಿಲು ಓಪನ್ ಅಯ್ತು.. ನೋಡುದ್ರೇ ಅದು ಯುವರಾಜ್ ಸಿಂಗ್… ಮುಖದಲ್ಲಿ ನಗೆ ಮನಸ್ಸಲ್ಲಿ ಎಲ್ಲಿಲ್ಲದ ಸಂತೋಷ! ಯುವಿ ಬಂದ ಯುವಿ ಬಂದ ಅನ್ನೋ ಖುಷಿ! ಈ ಖುಷಿ ಮದ್ಯ ಒಂದು ಚಡಪಡಿಕೆ ಯುವಿ ನನ್ನ ಫೋಟೊ ಫ಼್ರೆಮ್ ಗೆ ಬರ್ತನೋ ಇಲ್ವೋ ಅಂತ! ಹೀಗೆ ಮನಸಲ್ಲೇ ಅಂದುಕೋಳ್ಳುತ್ತ.. ಮುಂದೆ ಹೋದೆ ಗೇಲ್, ಮುರಳಿ ಮತ್ತು ವರುಣ್ ಮಿಟ್ ಮತ್ತೇ ಗ್ರಿಟ್ ಮಾಡಿದಾಗ ಎದುರಿಂದ ಫೊಟೊಗ್ರಾಪರ್ ಫೋಟೊ ಕ್ಲಿಕ್ಕಿಸಲು ರೇಡಿಯಾಗಿದ್ದ ಮತ್ತು ನನಗೆ ಸರಿಯಾಗಿ ನಿಲ್ಲಲು ಸಲಹೆ ಮಾಡಿದ, ಇನ್ನೇನು ನಿಲ್ಲುವ ಕ್ಷಣಕ್ಕೆ ಸರಿಯಾಗಿ ‘ಯುವಿ” ನನ್ನ ಫ್ರೇಮಿಗೆ ಕಾಣಿಸಿಕೊಂಡ. ಕೇಳಬೇಕಾ ಇನ್ನಾ?? ಫುಲ್ಲ್ ಖುಷಿ…
ಹಾಂಗೆ ಒಂದ್ ಸ್ಟೆಪ್ ಹಿಂದೆ ಹೋಗಿ “ ಹಾಯ್ ಯುವಿ ಸಾರ್” ಅಂದೆ!

ಅದಕ್ಕೆ ಯುವಿ : ಹಾಯ್ ಅಂದ

ನಾನು : ಒನ್ ಸೆಲ್ಫಿ ಸಾರ್ ಅಂದೆ!

ಯುವಿ : ನೋ ನೋ.. ನೋ ಸೆಲ್ಫಿ’ಸ್ ಅಂದ…

ಅವ್ನ್ ಸೆಲ್ಫಿ ಕೊಡ್ಲಿಲ್ವಲ್ಲ ಅನ್ನೋ ಬೇಜರ್ ಗಿಂತ ಅವನ್ ಜೋತೆ ಮಾತಡಿದ್ದು ಬಹಳ ಖುಷಿ ಅನ್ಸುತ್ತು…

Nostalgia with Yuvi
Nostalgia with Yuvi

ಬ್ಲಾಕ್  ಅಂಡ್ ವೈಟ್ ಟಿ.ವಿಯಿಂದ ಶುರುವಾಗಿದ್ದ ಕ್ರಿಕೆಟ್ ಹುಚ್ಚು ಕೋನೆಗೂ ಈ ಆಟದ ಲೆಜೆಂಡ್ ಗಳನ್ನ ನೋಡಿ ಮಾತನಾಡಿಸೋ ಒಂದು ಕ್ಷಣ ಸಿಕ್ಕಿದ್ದು ಖುಷಿನೇ ಸರಿ. ಆದರಲ್ಲು ನನಗೆ ಯುವಿ’ಯ ರಿಪ್ಲೇ ಇನ್ನು ಇಗ ಕೇಳಿದ ಹಾಗೆ ಬಾಸವಾಗುತ್ತೇ!

Happy Birthday Yuvraj Sigh!  #KeepInspiring 🙂

Smith Blew away the MI’ghty target

Captain Smith’s prime run with the bat continues again in India as he led RSP for a mammoth 7 wickets thrilling victory over the Mumbai Indians on the 2nd match of the 10th edition of IPL. and this bought some sparks for the PUNE fans.

Captain Steven Smith finished off the match with a mighty SIXES and the match was went down the wire for a first cliff hanger of the season. he Smashed 84 runs of 54 balls and remained till the end to taste the victory.

On the other side Mumbai Indians were posted a good total with the bat by the contributions of Joss Buttler in the top order, the young lad Nitish Rana studied the innings and its Hardik Pandya who guided to MI’ghty total of 184 with scoring 28 runs in the final over of the innings.

The main attraction in the bowling of RPS is the unsold player in the auction Imran Tahir who held back scoring rate of #MI by taking Joss Buttler and captain Rohith Sharma in just three balls.  but the brilliant last over from Hardik Pandya has sailed the score of #MI over to a 180+ in their quota of 20 overs.

RSP’s chasing hasn’t started well as they lost the early wicket of Agarwal, but the stand in Indian TEST Skipper Ajinkya Rahane has nailed the opposition with his sensible and aggressive innings and captain Steven Smith continued to score well and run between the wickets with MSDhoni has reduced the chasing pressure on his head. Though the match went on to the last over where RSP need 13 of last six balls but they scored only three runs of the first three balls and they need 10 runs of last three deliveries and its captain Steven Smith on strike and he never waited till the last ball as he managed to clear the fence in the next deliveries by hitting TWO consecutive sixes and sealed the  match and registered the first WIN for his side 🙂

This innings sets up the heat in the 10th edition of the IPL, So i’m waiting some more Cliff hangers will going to entertain the World cricket fans in the coming SAGA of Entertainment. 🙂

And not to forget the banter between Kevin Peterson and MS Dhoni and here you can have the conversation 😛

On Air:

KP to Manoj Tiwary: Tell MS that I am better golfer than Dhoni..

Dhoni: You are still my first Test wicket. 😀 😀


And the Sun Rise’d!

Vintage Yuvi and the Perfect Cutting’s  show has scripted the Rising start for the  Sunrisers Hyderabad in the inauguration match of the 10th edition of the IPL.  The sun risers Hyderabad has outclassed in every department against the Kohli-less RCB in the opening encounter.

On beautiful batting wicket RCB welcomes SRH to bat and went on to hammering a huge amount of 207 runs for the loss of 4 wickets. Though RCB picked the last season’s highest run scorer for SRH David Warner but it’s the other man  who joins the party with his Vintage show by scoring blistering knock (62 off 27 balls). This innings is a boon for the Defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad.

The target seems much more achievable for the team like RCB in a very Promising batting track but they failed to continue the initial start they got. Each batsmen failed to continue the good start they did. Chris Gayle (32), Mandeep Singh (24), Travis Head (30) and Kedar Jadhav (31), Especially the PERFECT direct hit from the deep from Ben cutting to get rid off Kedar Jadav has been the turn around for the match for the Sun risers.

with all perks and blahs this is seriously a good start for the both the teams has the #RCB played without their main guns Virat and ABD. and i am expecting a huge turnaround will be around the corner from RCB in their next encounter and it’s at their Home Den. So Cheer up RCB fans, our team will be Bounce harder to kiss the victory. 🙂

Biggest Cricket SAGA begins!

Yes, you heard it right. It’s the biggest league in the game of cricket which brings loads of twists, turns and ultimately ENTERTAINMENT to all its Crazy fans across the globe.

IPL is going to complete a decade this year with little bit of controversies but it has delivered not less than any entertainment with all its CLIFF Hanger and nail biting  finishes and the BIG guns across all the cricket playing nations were going to thrill the game with their super skills in all the departments.

and despite of some critics and controversies the Indian Premier League has had a great impact, inspiring leagues around the world and magnetize the best international talent and wishing it will continue the SAGA again in the 10th edition too.

I’m waiting and cheering to Namma #RCB For Virat Kohli and ABD. And my Second team will be #DD for the unsung hero of Indian cricket Rahul Dravid. 🙂  Cheers all 😀

Bring it on! 🙂


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Only the ‘captain’ MS Dhoni departs!

There were the days when wicket Keeper is meant to be for wicket keeping or just a lower order batsman for Indian Cricket. But after the entry of you, you had been changed and engrossed the name of Wicket Keeper, Batsmen and the Captain too!
There were only few names at those periods where attacking cricket is meant to be for Adam Gilchrist, Dependable will be Kumar Sangakkara, finisher will be Michael Bevan and captain will be Ricky Ponting! But the entry of you, the long haired Dhoni has changed it. YES I am proud that you are from India!


Once there was a time when people used to turn off the TV’s when Sachin got out but you had changed it and you made people to believe in winning in matches till the last ball!

There was a time when people going poignant when there’s need to 10+ runs in the last over but you made it possible to believe to even when the requirement is TWO digits in the last TWO balls!

There was a time when Wicket keeper batsman hardly get to batting but you had showed how to score awe-inspiring  match winning knocks like 148, 183* and many more!

There was times when cricketers are used for the shots in the book of cricket but you had invented the shots that has reached the heights of Helicopter and thump the speed of the bullet!

There was a time when the umpires need to refer it for the THIRD umpire but you made it easy even for the spectators that once you appeal for the Run out/stumps it has to be OUT by 100% margin!

There was a time when running between wickets is boring but with your crispy running between the wickets has put down all the athletes!
When the team requires a suitable Opener you promoted Rohit Sharma to open the innings and he went on to score many Double centuries! The way you cheered and back boned for the match winners like Yuvi, Virat Kohli. Ravi Ashwin, RavindraJadeja, Shikar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Suresh Raina is massive and will be cherished for their rest of the career!

There was a time when our country struggled to win a single ICC trophy but you managed to fill our country’s home with all the possible ICC trophies!

There was a time when it tough to chase when the other end batsmen are not supporting with the bat but you have chased the targets easily and give us a picture perfect finishes!

There was a time when team Indian players hard to be TOP-10 of ICC Rankings but you dominated the rankings for consecutive years like a master of that game!

there was a time only Australian lads who grabs the ICC awards but you made those awards to stay in your cage for many years!

There are players who just think of self’s but you being a humble captain helped in your state to build an International stadium with full class facilities and helped in finding new talents from your place.

Yes! There are many things to write about you! I mean it from my heart to greet about you!
You came as a SELFLESS cricketer..
You played as a SELFLESS cricketer..
You said GOOD BYE as a SELFLESS warrior to TEST Cricket!
And you captained as a SELFLESS captain..

But you never said BYE to aggressive cricket, Match winning knocks, those 50+ average innings, sky high Helicopter shots. Sparkling Stumping, under arm run outs, those bullet like running between the wickets, those pun intended answers to the media and many more!

We want to see you again as MAHI who changed the thoughts of every individual across the world!

Come On Mahi!
Wanna hear those words again “Mahi maar raha hai” and  the “Man of the match goes to Mahendra Singh Dhoni” ❤

I wish you all success to carry forward the Legacy of Team India to more heights in the upcoming years !

Bring it ON Champion 🙂

That moment when I got a chance to meet and greet @MSDhoni 🙂 Spot me if you can! 😀

Few Links and Comments on my Facebook Profile  🙂

Best partnership by the best duo!

One of the best innings played by currently in the hallway a series between when India and New Zealand.
India produces some brilliant cricket in the form of partnership between the best and the new middle order batsman of India by Ajinkya Rahane and Virat Kohli. Rahane’s stands better than Virat Kohli.



As the innings which has no such troubles and he has produced some brilliant shots square cuts and the way he played for the short deliveries for the Matt Henry is really stands better innings then Kohli’s innings.

This is one of the best middle order partnership by team India in the recent past in the test. This partnership between Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane of 365 runs is one of the best in the recent past.

The run flow between this duo is quite natural and they carried the innings very beautifully and this is one of the treat to watch in the modern game of cricket where the test cricket is being not focused by the fans nowadays.

The innings like this will adore more of a cricket fans into the test cricket and Can attract many more of a crick lovers back to test cricket. I really appreciate Ajinkya Rahane and Virat Kohli innings played. wishing the best wishes to this duo to continue there super form. and this motivation has to be needed by rest of the batmen’s also to keep the team India rankings in the test cricket at the top for the next couple of years.

MS Dhoni – The name says it all

“Can i meet MS Dhoni ??” Yes, this is the question that makes me mad again and again! Well, It is every Indian’s dream to meet Captain Cool once in their life time. he has been an Inspiration to millions and a role model for his achievements that how he turned his life from Ticket Collector to BEST Captain and what he did for India in his era. His Records, Achievements, Coolness, Calm under Pressure, Trophies, Cups, Encouragement to juniors, Supporting all other games apart from Cricket as he is the Co-Owner of Chennai ISL team, Co-Owner of Jharkhand hockey team and many more!


by seeing all these in my eyes he is been an Inspiration to me for being good human being above all! Its been a dream for me to meet the Gorgeous MS Dhoni, He not only gave us the Oxygen in the Cricket environment, he also gave us the reason why India treat Cricket as Religion, Each & everyone was Depressed, frustrated & whats over after the 2007 WC exit of India, Its only you & team spirit which gave us the taste of Victory & Not just that, he lead India from front & gave us 2011 WC [Even today My eyes gets wet thinking about that moment] A Perfect Leader I think No another moment would be Worth then this one.An absolute Star 🙂 Well the day has finally arrived when Castrol Cricket organised a contest to “Meet and Greet Chennai Super Kings” during Champions League 2014, more important the meet is in my home town Bangalore. I couldn’t ask for any more from god, with the blessings of God I took part in the contest, and yes i was one among TOP-10 winners among the list across India.

Meet and Greet day September 23rd 2014

I couldn’t turn off the smile that started on my face since the result announcement, i am literally on cloud9, I couldn’t expect any more from god, With the blessings of God and with my Lady Luck, I went to ITC Gardania, Bangalore, So it was the Meet and Greet Place, It was well neatly arranged by Castrol Oil team with well support of ITC Hotel team.


And there comes a Whistles sound from the Speaker and there is an Entry of Thala MS Dhoni, Most eligible Bachelor Suresh Raina, Spin Wizard Ravichandran Ashwin, Dashing opener Dwayne Smith, Game changer Dwayne Bravo and Promising young Bowler Mohit sharma into the Stage. Everyone has been warmly welcomed by the CEO of Castrol Team and they were given a chance to ask questions from the contest winners and they answered in very Flirty way. They are so Enjoying. I couldn’t believe i am seeing MS Dhoni with just feets away, OMG feeling in my heart! I still Remember when Anchor Fires a Ball at 150 kmph to MS Dhoni that is

Anchor : ” Do you guys believe in any superstitious in the dressing room or before Entering to the field ??”

MSD : ” Everyone has their own belief, and **he messaged something in the ear of Dwayne Bravo**

Anchor : What is that MS, Audience wants to hear that message too”

MSD : Well, ” It’s Censored” ** Smiles all the way 😛


Like this MS Dhoni Launches his Helicopter Shot for the Anchor’s ball 😀

there are many more happened in that event! 🙂 After some chit chat anchor calls each table audience/Winners to have a Photo session with the CSK Lions, Well when my table called i just ran first to stand behind MS Dhoni, but unfortunately i missed by a whisker though i stand very Close to my Inspiration and Stunning man Suresh Raina…


Wow Wow.. I was stunned and Spell Bounded at the moment, i pinched myself many times to feel myself its true that i met my dream model, Role Model, Inspiration and many more! Truly felt very lucky on that day! It was a day to remember in my life! I can’t Forget, I thank Castrol team for organizing an event which fulfilled dreams of many Cricket Lovers!

from that day i can proudly say ” I met MS Dhoni” the champion of Cricket, Simple, Kind Heart and a man who still trying to making us proud 🙂


May be this is not My personnel one around but this has Obviously touched Millions & Millions of Hearts by Joy & Happiness, Dhoni A PERFECT HERO 🙂 All the best to you Captain 🙂 Love You Forever 🙂