Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The "Royal" Taste of Victory

If anything could fit in the bill of "cruising to victory" perfectly, it could only be RCB's commanding triumph over the Kings, now turned paupers by the excruciating defeat. Displaying commendable composure, despite the mammoth target posted on the board, the Challengers came onto the field, brimming with confidence and with a hunger to win. The cameo by Pandey was built up by Uthappa, who came in at no. 3, smashing the ball towards every direction of the park. His swashbuckling innings was peppered with artistic and innovative shots, taking him to an amazingly well made half-century, which came off just 19 balls. At the other end was the veteran Kallis, who swept away everyone off their feet with his charismatic 89. With Uthappa wielding his bat around like a weapon on fire, it was raining fours and sixes, maintaining the required run rate at an attainable level. The Punjab bowling attack was bulldozed, with the stands bombarded with sixes, high and handsome. The fiery batting by the Challengers left the Punjab bowlers fretting and fuming, in search of new devices to put a lid on the scoring. With the Challengers sniffing a victory and on the kill, the "kings" went into a defensive shell, struggling to wear an attitude of tranquillity. The giant target of 200+ was dealt with in a professional manner, which made the victory look like a cake-walk. The match brought alive the Chinnaswamy Stadium, with the crowd rooting and cheering for the home team and the local lad, who came, demolished the opposition and left. While the spectators got their money's worth, one could not help but notice Priety's dimpled smile, fading at the sight of her butchered boys, gasping for breath!! One fading, dimpled smile was compensated by another one, on the pretty face of Deepika Padukone, whose face beamed with one, every time the Challengers sent the ball across the ropes!! That is what is called a "Royal" victory, a perfect New Year gift for the Kannadigas. So ladies and gentlemen, let the trumpets blow, let the drums beat, let the fireworks begin, for the "Royal Challengers" have arrived! "Don't Mess With Us" is the message....we are Game for More!! Cheers!!:)