But another person from KKR has decided to comment on this curiosity. Coach Matthew Mott told Cricinfo:
"It's a bit of a joke in the squad. There is something going on, but I have only read a bit of one (blog entry) on someone else's laptop, so I can't say whether it's close to the mark or just someone making good guesses. It has been raised but at this stage we're treating it with humour. I'd still be interested to know who it is, though."
Sounds a bit scripted, like he's been told to be as offhand about Fake IPL Player as he can possibly be. You know, downgrade the significance of it.
But then again, this could be a sincere, honest comment. If that were the case, we could all go on knowing that Fake is exactly that, a fake. And that nobody needs to take their comments to heart. It's all just a random person having a bit of fun. One of the reasons this has blown up to be bigger than ever is that KKR's Joy Bhattacharya felt the need to comment on this, and to make a pretty decisive judgement about it.
There's plenty of people saying that there's no need to speculate on who the Fake IPL Player is, and that we should just go on enjoying the posts. But you can't deny that until it becomes clear whether this is a real insider or not, the way we view the blog will be affected. KKR's weighing in on the case just takes it further.
Identity, in this case at least, is important. And it's human nature to want to know a general idea of who this person is.