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Korbo Lorbo Jeetbo

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’

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PS:- I hope TOI is reading this, Please offer me a job at least now! 😛


Sachin Tendulkar

Lessons from the Master! The quotations of Sachin Tendulkar are listed below. I have interpreted few of his sentences based on my understanding and related it to  Management or Leadership or whatever you call it.

And that is the reason why this victory is great, because different players have made contributions to the win.
–>Acknowledge and praise the efforts of your team members!

At least with me, the match starts much, much earlier than the actual match.
–>Plan and Prepare

But it is not fair to blame a particular individual in a team comprising 11 members.

–>Support your team and all your team  members.

Every individual has his own style, his own way of presenting himself on and off the field.
–>Understand your colleagues

From the spinners, Anil and I have been together for a long time and I respect him a lot.
–>Support and Respect genuine talent

I always had a dream to play for India but I never let it put pressure on me.
–>Don’t let pressure affect anything that comes in between you and your dreams

I am not thinking too far ahead, just want to take it one thing at a time.
–>Have one vision and many short term goals

I believe every era has its significance and the same holds true for players and coaches.
–>Ups and Downs are part of individual’s life

I didn’t want to prove a point, cause bowlers always want to make a statement and my job is to go out and score runs for India.
–>Don’t talk. Don’t walk the talk. Let your walking do the talking!

I feel when somebody has been playing cricket for a long time, he creates a separate identity for himself.
–>Creating Brand is a natural process, you just perform and progress.

I find it difficult to sleep even after all these years because my mind is constantly working and that is the way I have always prepared.
–>Don’t stop till the goal is achieved. Train your body accordingly

I hate losing and cricket being my first love, once I enter the ground it’s a different zone altogether and that hunger for winning is always there.
–>Satisfaction is the end of progress. Love your profession, Love your progress.

I have never believed in comparisons, whether they are about different eras, players or coaches.
–>If you want to compare yourself, compare it with your past!

I have played for 15 years and it has been a dream.

–>Enjoy what you do.

I just keep it simple. Watch the ball and play it on merit.
–>Self explanatory

I just want to continue the way I am going.
–>Sustainable growth comes from persistent and endless efforts

I myself want to learn to play the guitar because I just love music and I want to learn to play at least one good musical instrument.
–>Keep up with your hobbies, and make new if you have made your hobby as your profession

I never played with a runner in my entire life, even in schools, because only I know where the ball is going and how hard, when I hit the ball, something my runner will never know about.
–>You are the best judge of yourself

I want to give my six hours of serious cricket on the ground and then take whatever the result.
–>Do your best, Don’t think of the consequences!

If one man is representing India in cricket, then yes, blame that person when things go wrong.
–>Take credit of success and responsibility of failure

Imran Khan did not become Imran Khan overnight. He worked hard to become a legend.
–>Just like Rome and Imran Khan, there is nothing called overnight success

Isn’t cricket supposed to be a team sport? I feel people should decide first whether cricket is a team game or an individual sport.
–>Be a Team member

It doesn’t always happen according to the way you have planned things out but I feel if you have covered most of the aspects, it does help out there in the middle.
–>Prepare for the worst

It has been very good here, but the World Cup game was different. It had a different significance to it.
–>Every project has its own importance and significance

It is my job to make runs for the country and win. That is the job I have to do.
–>Know your job and do it with perfection

Lara’s done very well recently and I never had any doubts about the abilities of Lara or Waugh.
–>Praise them if you respect them. Observe them and learn from them. They are everywhere

Moment there is contact your sub conscious mind knows whether it’s a single or more. It’s that fraction of contact that matters.
–>Make good & quick decisions at crucial moments

My first strategy was not to give any wickets in first five to six overs because first 10 overs were important.
–>Make strategy and plan for every project

My point of view is that when I am playing cricket I cannot think that this game is less or more important.
–>Be serious irrespective of your client. Every job is important.

Obviously after such a long gap, one itches to get back to the game and score big runs.
–>Make your job/work an integral part of you

Beating Pakistan is always special because they are a tough team and we have a bit if a history regarding Pakistan.
–>Take opponents seriously, whatever is the reason.

But eventually it is a game of cricket.
–>Business is Business

When there is time to think about cricket, I think but when there is time to be with family, I try to do justice to that aspect of my life as well.
–>Work balance. Switch off

After having almost all the qualities, Sachin Tendulkar failed to be the successful captain. Not because he was not the good one, but because he had no other Sachin Tendulkar to support him. Congrats for getting a double century in ODI. May you serve India for many more years and while doing so, may you break and create records that are out of reach of anybody.

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