May 21, 2012

Newsfile IPL 2012

Newsfile: May 21

Carlyle Laurie

‘Controversies won't affect IPL' - Clarke: Pune Warriors batsman Michael Clarke has said the IPL will remain popular despite several controversies coming to the fore recently. "While what is happening isn't very good for the tournament, I don't think these things will have any lasting impact on the well-being of the tournament,” Clarke told ESPNstar.com. “As long as the standard of cricket played is of the highest standard, we will see the tournament gaining in strength in the years to come."

'Call for a ban on IPL is ridiculous' - Shilpa Shetty: Shilpa Shetty, co-owner of Rajasthan Royals, has said Indian politicians’ demand to ban the IPL over a spate of recent controversies is "ridiculous". "It is upsetting to see TV channels running down the IPL, for any silly reason, citing reasons of it giving a bad image to India! How one sided," Shetty tweeted. “It’s a league that has opened up opportunities and a platform for so many young cricketers from all over. Bringing pride, revenue and entertainment to India. While corruption and some politicians have caused so much embarrassment to our country, those instances are forgotten so easily! Strange."

'Not sure about my role in the future' - Dravid : Rahul Dravid, the Rajasthan Royals captain, has said he is unsure about his role in the side in the next IPL and will take a break before deciding on his future. Speaking after Royals’ 10-wicket defeat against Mumbai Indians on Sunday, Dravid said: “It was a pleasure to lead the side. I really don't know (about my future). I will have to think it over. I would take a break and decide about my role. I will talk to my family and also the management of the Rajasthan Royals about my role and then I would decide. My goal is to develop young players."

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Posted by Venky on (May 21, 2012, 13:19 GMT)

Cricinfo, a moderated forum, should request (and refuse) to post commentary from readers who post using SMS terms like u - for you, n - for, dat for that and so on. 1. They normally get browsed over and this is primarily a web forum (not a tweet world). One of your regular columnist can take a cue and write a funny column on how these types of commentary makes reading difficult.

Posted by srivu on (May 21, 2012, 13:07 GMT)

i think rahul dravid has the fitness and form to be the captain and player next year,lets hope for the best...

Posted by chandrakanth reddy on (May 21, 2012, 13:04 GMT)

Whatever the crazy people about u its something still is so mesmerizing for us may be its the thing that u r playing cricket and we are here to watch u doing what u can best do. I don't think there's nothing bad done by dravid he had really played well and when u see the times when RR got 50 plus scores without a wicket down is something to see for where the teams which haven't got such start have tumbled making their desired. RR has not qualified becoz of the fact that they aren't lucky and players like watson have reached so late. Luck haven't favoured players like sachin and dravid all the time but when u see their commitment and desire man u r making wrong words if u doubt them. Its pride for having these greats and to say something against is nothing good for our part. Have seen aussie people saying to me that they come to watch a AUS vs IND match just becoz of sachin and dravid.

Posted by Harathi Nitin on (May 21, 2012, 11:41 GMT)

My goal is to develop young players!! Wow " that is y he s legend!! not many players think of this after retiring in international level. Respect Dravid.

Posted by Akthar on (May 21, 2012, 10:14 GMT)

Plz plz plz STAY!!!!! Just anudr edition of IPL atleast!!!! I haf grown watchin u, Sachin & Sourav dominate & lift Team India.........it's bcoz f u 3 dat cricket became my passion. No matter wat, ur technique will remain truly one f a kind :'(

Posted by Raks on (May 21, 2012, 8:08 GMT)

I hope Dravid retires from all forms of the game with Grace. He scored tuns in this edition of IPL but at a strike rate of just over 110. That may be spectacular by his standards but is pathetic for the team.

Posted by Akthar on (May 21, 2012, 7:37 GMT)

Plz plz plz STAY!!!!! Just anudr edition of IPL atleast!!!! I haf grown watchin u, Sachin & Sourav dominate & lift Team India.........it's bcoz f u 3 dat cricket became my passion. No matter wat, ur technique will remain truly one f a kind :'(

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