Even as IPL got to a rousing start at ChinnaSwamy stadium in Bangalore, an old friend of mine called me and asked what team I was supporting. Being a south Indian, I opted for Bangalore Royal Challengers.
After Brendon Barrie McCullum of Kolkata Knight Riders scored 158 off just 73 balls, and the team from Kolkata finished at 222 in their allotted 20 overs….I was upset.
As luck would have it, Bangalore Royal Challengers ended up being Royal losers. It was then that I sent my friend this SMS: “If I am feeling so upset, wonder what Vijay Mallya would be feeling.”
Prompt came his response: “He must be feeling the cheer leaders!!”