Finally the wait was over. IPL formally was inaugurated amidst great pomp and show and why wont it, the Royal Challengers of Bangalore were the hosts and the club owner Vijay Mallya was its most flamboyant and more, bikini babes and air trapezing et all.
The day started with Ajay Jadega not al all rust with the extra innings it is here the first formal introduction to which team comprised of which players were announced.Mallya himself was present and seemed quite a pro at heading his team.soon the inaugural match began.the Indians seems a tad bit jaded but then slowly gained momentum and what a match it was. a visual treat for all cricket lovers irrespective of who supported which team.it was really amusing to see Zaheer bowl to his former captain and team mate Saurav Ganguly out. as the skipper of knight riders walk out of the field, out comes the arch rival Australian skipper Ricky Ponting!ho ho ho! both are a part of the same team.though the batting order fumbled a little the star player Brendon McCullum spanked almost ever other ball to the boundary or way over the pavilion. even the Bengalaroo's were cheering for the quality cricket that the Kolkaa knight riders were exhibiting.
king khan the owner, of the Kolkata Knight Riders studded his side of the club house with all his colleagues and close friends, stalwarts of Bollywood.the likes of Karan Johar,Juhi Chawla,Arjun Rampal,his wife gauri khan and son and daughter all came out with strong support of the bahshah of Bollywood. they broke into cheer and the cricket enthusiastic got a treat of a lifetime to see his time being in great form giving a good beating to all the strained efforts of the royal challengers. Shahrukh's enthusiasm was addictive and the match growing intense with every passing minute.
Kolkata Knightriders scored 223- . Brendon McCullum scored a breathtaking 158*-10 fours, 13 sixes in just 73 balls creating history by scoring the highest and probably fastest till day run ever and that too in T20 cricket. it was absolutely sensational innings played by McCullum who contributed in the later innings too by catching a crucial catch that ended the days game.he was announced the man of the match and DLF's hitter of maximum sixes. he is sure to ahve a substantial hold not only in cricket but will reign in the hearts of the kolkattans as the new hero.this kiwi wicket keeper was the former captain on under 19 cricket in New Zealand. Ajit Agarkar,Dada,Ishant sharma,Dinda did their bit and in no time the Royal Challenders Bangalore were all out for 82 runs, a shameful loss at home turf.the Kolkata Knightriders won by 140 runs
|Sourav Ganguly||Shoaib Akhtar||Ricky Ponting|
|Ricky Ponting||Ishant Sharma||David Hussey|
|Chris Gayle||Murali Kartik||Brendon McCullum|
|Akash Chopra||Ajit Agarkar||Tatenda Taibu|
|Bredon McCullum||Umar Gul||Chris Gayle|