The opening ceremony is probably on about now but yeah, can't watch it. It's not being broadcast here. The games, however, are.
Watch Chennai beat the crap out of Mumbai, and watch KP in action. Oh, the excitement. The chance to see KP fail spectacularly is creating an atmosphere laden with tension and excitement. Still, it would be far less funny if Jacques Kallis played well. That would just ruin the night.
If you're going to be watching the IPL alone, DON'T. Who will you laugh with when KP is bowled for a duck? So chain anyone to a seat and watch the games with them. It's not even a real match so you won't feel the pressure of your side losing. You'll just be happy. Drinks all round!
That's another thing. Down a shot for every DLF Maximum Albie hits, and every wicket Freddie gets. A shot for every sledge the cameras pick up. A shot for every funny face Shoaib Akhtar makes. Too bad he won't be playing.
And, of course, down the whole bottle when KP gets out. Good times.
I might have to officially write up a Drinking Game for the IPL. Who knows, I'll trial it tonight and bring word of its success tomorrow.
Mehedi Hasan is no Murali
21 hours ago