Two cities that have since time immemorial tried to stamp their authority over the other take on each other at the Feroz Shah Kotla tonight. Vada Pav or Rajma Chhole Bhature, Bombay Chat or Delhi Chat, Gateway of India or India Gate; pick your side, wear you colours and tune into this colossal encounter.
There is no better feeling than proving the world wrong. When you invest in young talent, and shoulder them with too many responsibilities, the world is at your throat, questioning your judgement, questioning the lack of ‘balance’ in approach. But when that young talent repays your faith in the best way possible, the world is quick to acknowledge the ‘vision’ of investing in young talent.
Rahul Dravid has dedicated his life after cricket in working with young individuals in the Indian domestic circuit, nurturing them and preparing them for that leap of faith into the international circuit.
Samson, Nair, Pant and Iyer have been bestowed with so much responsibility and it is only fair(to Dravid) that they have finally come good in a big way. With another few home games lined up, they are only going to get better.
Mumbai Indians sit pretty at the top of the table and have all bases covered until now, except the fact that Jos Buttler will not be available for the playoffs and hence they should consider giving Lendl Simmons a run before the playoffs, just to make sure he has warmed up well for the business end. They have also been very rigid with Parthiv’s selection, even though he hasn’t quite provided the right impetus at the top of the order. Ambati Rayudu could be drafted in but knowing Mumbai, they’ll stick to the winning combination, no matter what.
Let’s get to business now!
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