I hardly get a good time to watching favorite sport channels though I love watching football matches, only because I am living in a hostel where there is only a single TV in a common room shared many students of diverse interest. India is a cricket crazy country. Wherever we go, we can spot children and boys playing cricket in open grounds. In the university where I am studying also, I could see many boys playing bat and ball in an excessive sun, when I cant bear walking to my classes. So by virtue of the fact that majority of the students love watching cricket, I too join them and watch the game, therefore I don’t know what is happening in the world of football.
This time it is the Indian Premiere League season five which attract the fellow localites to the TV screen every evening. Cheering for their favourite team and praising their favourite cricketers, they often raise a hot debate filling the room with hot buzz.
Since the inaugural session on 4th April, I too have been following Kolkata Knight Riders and have been cheering for them whenever they played. Owned by Shah Rukh Khan, the Bollywood king, my inclination towards the team was more of the owners influence than the players. My team started with three consecutive losses but they proved their best when they won all the consecutive matches until recently they lost to Mumbai Indians and Team Chennai. As the season is near ending, they were at the edge of falling but their last victory over Mumbai brought them back to track, so I am relieved.
Throughout the season, there is one man in the series a Caribbean giant known by name Christopher Henry Gayle. During the first three seasons, he played from Team Kolkata but due to his unsatisfactory performance, the team did not retain him during the last auction, which is why he landed in Team Bangalore. This season he is the only man, who played the most entertaining cricket by hitting massive sixes. The entire crowd everywhere enjoys his shorts and it seems the whole India has become his fan. Neither the strength of Dada, nor the fame of master blaster can suppress this huge man.
Of all the matches he played, his spectacular performance today against Delhi Daredevils was an amazing one. With 13 massive sixes and couple of boundaries, his unbeatable 128 of just 62 balls have won the admiration of cricket lovers and I am not an exception. Now they are defending their brilliant total of 215.