I am taken aback with the loyalty of KKR followers in IPL in general. Even if the team is not doing well they are supporting the team. No team has been this lucky. The worst being MI, where people supports only an individual, forget about the team. Was MI a team ever? Yes sometimes there was Harbhajan, sometimes there was KP who played a match winning knock, but the only common element and reason for all wins was mostly contributed by the man who is compared with the God these days!
Coming back to KKR, the team always stood out with their Dressing sense, Advertisement, Theme song, Fake players, Innumerable captains, Controversies and everything that was remotely related to T20! But the fan following kept increasing day by day! SRT fans support MI for namesake, South Indians support CSK (most of them), and Shah Rukh Khan fans + whole Bengali speaking public support KKR. Bengali speaking crowd in India is Third largest. Second largest is Hindi speaking and the largest is the Shah Rukh Khan’s dialogs speaking crowd. Now if we do intersection and union of Bengalis who supports KKR and SRK fan’s then it becomes a really huge number. And that is the only strength of KKR. It is truly mighty.
The theme song has become synonymous to energy, enthusiasm not only when KKR is winning but even when its losing. The song is like a hope to all the fans who believe that KKR is gonna strike one day. They have had enough of critics where people literally make fun of them and they have no justification for their performance. Here I am assuming a fan and his team to be a single entity as the intensity of association has emotional factor involved. And that factor is so strong that I ended up calling the team as fan’s team! 😛
Lets not get out of focus now, lets play ‘odd one out’. Here is the list of teams and why they are odd one out in this season
1. MI – For being the only team who is sure of semi finals, you don’t deserve to be in IPL because you are so consistent and predictable.
2. Kings – For being the only team who is sure of semi finals, you don’t deserve to be in IPL because you too are very consistent and predictable.
3. Cochin – For being the only team to beat KKR before IPL4 for creating controversies. Respect!
4. KKR – For being the team who has never reached the semi final as of now, hope they reach it this time. Because if you don’t then KKR will be the only team never to reach semi finals along with Pune and Cochin 😛
And if you lose, then I have few headlines for TOI:-
Considering the performance of KKR, SRK is now going to launch a re-mix version of the theme song featuring Lady Ga Ga to woo male fans!
Karan Johar is gonna make a movie on SRK & IPL where a sad version of Korbo Lorbo Jeetbo will be featured along with the photo of Meena Kumari.
Karan Johar claims that this movie will break all emotional barriers. He is also gonna offer acting role to Dada as a support.
Lalit Modi announces a pre-IPL4 qualifying round for KKR,where KKR will be competing with U-15 local school teams and Over-70 retired oldies team. It they win 2/14 matches they are qualified for IPL4.
KKR fans are demanding few things on pre-IPL4 qualifying round:-
1. Barrier should be reduced to 1 win out of 14 as they feel that Modi has deliberately kept high and unachievable task for KKR
2. Even a tie would be consider as the win of KKR on professionalism and seniority grounds.
3. There will be underarm bowling only.
Lalit Modi has given the TV coverage rights to Star Gold channel for the pre-IPL4 qualifying round.
KKR fans are on hunger strike to stop the coverage of the matches as it will lead to more embarrassment if they lose!
Dada has retired from IPL and is now playing local charity matches of ‘Kamalaben Kataria Housing Society’. He hit the century in the first match against ‘Jai Mata Di old woman’s club’.
SRK has appointed 11 captains for the new KKR team! There is also a 12th Captain reserved to discuss about water bottle, pepsi, sona chandi chawanprash supply to the players in field and other strategies.
SRK finally confessed that the fake IPL player was Karan Johar. Karan Johar refused to give any comments on that.
SRK punished the whole team by calling them at Mannat and giving them only Red Chillies to eat! He called it as his entertainment.
SRK was quoted saying, ‘Kamino, cant you play for more than just 70(sattar) minutes?’
SRK tweeted,’Babuji ne kahan delhi mein jo ghar hai uska rent pay karo, Gauri ne kahan Karan ko chod do, Thackrey ne kahan Desh chod do, Modi ne kahan IPL chod do.. Ek din aisa aaega jab woh kahengey.. FAALTU KI PUBLICITY MAARNA CHOD DO’
PS:- I hope TOI is reading this, Please offer me a job at least now! 😛