Monday, April 20, 2009

Dear John - IPL Post (1)

To: John Buchanan
Cc: Sourav Ganguly, Brendon McCullum, Chris Gayle, Brad Hodge, Shahrukh Khan

Dear John,

While you are thinking of multiple captains, did you - at any point - think of having multiple batsmen and bowlers as well? I mean - one batsman scoring and not even one bowler delivering is not really something 4 captains can solve.

Regards -

PS: Shahrukh - I know it's your team and you have paid for it and all.
But that's my city's name you are using. And you want me to buy a KKR jersey, don't you? So, start winning!


Nilendu said...

"Sir John" -- sounds more bollywoodesque.

March Hare said...

erm. they have deleted the 'kolkata' from the team name, didn't you know? my city does not feature there any more.

its only 'knight riders' now. :(

Diptakirti Chaudhuri said...

@ March Hare:
Of course, they haven't!

They have made it a lot smaller but the basic fact that the team started off as KOLKATA Knight Riders (and not Kanchipuram Knight Riders or Chinchpokli Something) makes it my birth right to be angry with them.

And deliriously happy when they thump Kings XI today!

Sumit said...

Cheers to that!! And this better not be a flash in the pan, like last year's wins.

Roger Rabbit said...

FYI, the name Kolkata doesn't figure in the team logo anymore. Also, you would notice that none of the existing teams have removed their localisation factors from their logos. This team --> has a much bigger name than we do... of course they still preserve the city name.

J. Alfred Prufrock said...

Phataisosh! A hit, a hit, a very palpable hit!
(Like the fabled critique of an England team - "Only three things wrong with them - can't bat, can't bowl, can't field.")