We have seen cheerleaders, bands and even clowns on stilts this season. The only thing missing was a magician.
But the BCCI and Rajasthan Royals seem to have employed their version of the Indian rope trick without a magician in sight.
This is completing the clever disappearance of S Sreesanth. The pacer, who raked a controversy early in the league by raking up the slap-gate row of 2008 between him and Harbhajan Singh, was conspicuous by his absence on Wednesday after being dropped for the first leg between the two teams. Is this a precedence for future selection or just the management’s inability to handle a controversial situation.