Everyone knows that he (Yusuf Pathan) loves hitting down the ground and that his powerful forearms and sledgehammer of a bat can quickly get under the ball. Yet, very few escape becoming cannon fodder, explains Ravi Shastri
I absolutely enjoyed captaincy but it is also the most exhausting, physically and mentally enervating place to be, especially in this form of the game. Gautam Gambhir
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You will miss her on the small screen this time. There will be no Mandira Bedi offering her comments when the third edition of the IPL T-20 cricket tournament begins this Friday, reports Atreyo Mukhopadhyay
The story of this IPL could well be Sachin Tendulkar's. So far, the pastures of this format haven't interested him. The great man can adjust to all forms of the game and looks primed for the final frontier. A relaxed Tendulkar as captain will help, writes Ravi Shastri.
This is the third season of the Indian Premier League and it makes one wonder how time flies. We are ready to play the first game of the new season and the boys are all geared up, mentally and physically. The first game of a tournament is always crucial and we are raring to make a potent start, writes Sourav Ganguly.
Season III of the Indian Premier League begins today and it’s set to be bigger, better and more beautiful than ever. And I’m not talking of Bollywood’s best here, or our cheerleading imports — though they’re pretty high on the cool quotient scale — I’m talking about us, the players. Gautam Gambhir
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With its key players Yuvraj Singh and Brett Lee struggling with injuries, Kings XI Punjab is hoping to overcome all hitches and play up to their optimum strength against Delhi Daredevils in Mohali on Saturday.
The clash between the two royals will probably give an indication of how Season 3 of the IPL is going to pan out for the winners of the inaugural season.
The cup of beer I'm sitting with on a corporate box seat at the Ferozeshah Kotla stadium must be champagne, writes Indrajit Hazra.
Anil Kumble is going to have a fresh problem on his hands when his team takes on the Rajasthan Royals. For once, they go into a game overwhelming favourites, on a high from their triumph over the Kings XI.
Tuesday’s game showed us one thing: It doesn’t matter where you’re from, or what form of the game it is, when good players are challenged, or criticised by people who don’t have anything else to say, they tend to show the world why they’re considered good, or great.
Champions Deccan Chargers are not being able to recapture their form of last year. They lost the opening game of this year's IPL when, at one stage, it looked they would coast to a win, says Sunil Gavaskar.
I must confess my admiration for all those who are analysing IPL in great depth, giving its vast followers an insight into tactics used and even advising captains what stratagem to put in place so that they can win. Pradeep Magazine
In the fields of cricket, a bit of nous goes a long way. And Praveen Kumar has that in abundance. He's street-smart, aggressive in his approach. He's got the ability to vary and change his pace almost at will, says Anil Kumble
We start afresh after a much-needed break of a few days, having played three back-to-back matches at the start of the tournament. This time it's an away game against the Rajasthan Royals at Ahmedabad, says Sourav Ganguly.