Mumbai Indians Vs Delhi Daredevils

Malinga Could Have Made A Difference

Malinga Could Have Made A Difference
Malinga Could Have Made A Difference

Sehwag Was Businesslike

Worst Match Of The IPL

It was the worst match that I had ever seen in an IPL cricket tournament. Mumbai Indians played such a worst game against Delhi Daredevils at Wankhade Stadium, Mumbai that the home crowd felt like pelting stones at them to express their anger. Probably heavy security deployed prevented any such disaster. When Mumbai Indians batted, they threw their wickets one by one and were all out for 92 in less than the allotted 20 overs. Mumbai Indians skipper Harbhajan Singh was the top scorer in Mumbai Indians innings as well as in the match. He scored 33 off 22 balls with five fours and a six.

Sehwag Was Businesslike

Delhi Daredevils began the innings on a positive note. Virender Sehwag was on a good nick though he got one life. He scored 32 off 36 balls with two fours and a six. It was not a characteristic Sehwag innings but that was not required with the target being easily reachable. Ultimately Delhi Daredevils reached the target in 14.5 overs and won the match by seven wickets. S Nadeem was adjudged as the man-of-the-match. He bagged two wickets giving away only 16 runs in his 4 overs spell.

Malinga Could Have Made A Difference

Mumbai Indians paid the price for not including Lasith Malinga in the squad. Had Malinga played, he could have struck vital blows early in the innings and caused discomfort to Delhi Daredevils. Maybe, Mumbai Indians could even have won the match. When a side has put up a low score, the only way it can come back into the match is to take wickets at regular intervals. I remember the thrilling Australia-England semi final match in the first ever World Cup in 1975. If my memory is correct, England was all out for 92 or 93. Australia had an easy target to score in the allotted 60 overs (in those days, the World Cup innings had 60 overs as against 50 now). But Australia struggled and lost quick wickets. At one stage it was 27 for 6 with only Doug Walters out of the main batsmen remaining. Gary Gilmour joined him and steered Australia to victory without further damage.

Mumbai Indians Should Lose All Their Matches If Possible

I felt happy at the decimation of the Mumbai Indians. Mumbai Indians captain Harbhajan Singh is an arrogant man and had earlier threatened the umpires in the match against Deccan Chargers in Visakhapatnam. It is really happy that Mumbai Indians lost the match by a wide margin now.

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WD Curry 111 4 years ago from Space Coast

I felt like I was there. I have seen a cricket match, but didn't quite get it. Still, the tension and intensity is not hard to grasp. You might find yourself cheering wildly although there is a bit of doubt as to why.

Indians make maniacal American football fans. They get so excited that I suppose they bet a lot of money on the game.

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ramkimeena 4 years ago from India Author

Dear WD Curry 111,

I thank you for your valuable comments. I agree with your views. Indians are mad about cricket. Cricket is a religion and Sachin Tendulkar is a God for the millions of Indian fans. When a major cricket match takes place, all the work in offices, schools and colleges come to a standstill.

I have only heard about American football but not seen it. Is it interesting? I have heard that players can handle the ball with their hands also. If it is true, then it should closely resemble rugby football. I have also heard that American football players are very obese and tall but still can run fast. I also do not know about baseball but I have played it few times in my college without knowing the rules. It looked like cricket in a way as I used a club to hit the ball and then ran. I am more comfortable with basketball as I know its basic rules. But these three games namely American football, baseball and basketball are not popular in India. But I can understand the excitement of the Americans in the same way as Indians are excited about cricket.

Best wishes to you,

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