I think the 'Fake IPL Player' blog is a hyped KKR-Bollywood stunt. The blog could be assembled by more than one guy, but with the final go-ahead from the big boss – anybody who’s read Akash Chopra, self ridiculing style will be thinking, is it him?
Just think back to his U.K. Diary in Hindustan Times – they pulled no punches. Chopra, at no point, made excuses for himself as a player, or the reason behind his cricket cum business trip, playing some lowly league cricket on deathly damp pitches where no sane cricketer would dream of a pitch inspection leave alone a game.
Then there’s the almost aloof Murali Kartik, done time in the counties again, picked some of that wry English humour, have you M?
And what about SRK, back to school, theatre, bring some of that drama into his team?
Either way KKR don’t lose – they’re the only team that has been in the news through-out.
Look at the build up in the blogs, the almost Hitchcockesque tension, as if the fake IPL player will be stabbed blogging in the shower.
Either way, this is masti. And that’s what the IPL is? For a test match, the 12th man can write a book. Leather bound obviously.