Friday, April 25, 2008

Mockery Of Cricket on Indian Idiot Box

The current BCCI fixture called IPL was inaugurated with big hype.The so called billion dollar baby.I was waiting for it after such a exciting season of ICL.but just after two matches of IPL on my idiot box.I have been bored to death.. by..what --- The channel which is broadcasting it all over India and don’t know if unfortunately outside India too..They have seriously murdered the hunger of swashbuckling cricket and desire to learn something from this IPL season...Set Max..A movie channel by default was given the broadcast rights by the BCCI and it has come out as a total loser with serious nonsensical presentators who no nothing about cricket presenting such a huge event. they have been asking serious stupid questions to the elite panel present for pre and post match talks on the channels so called T20 something show..the other day a presenter shiv asked our legendary L.Shivaramakrishnan did he felt jealous because Akshay Kumar was doing commentary for sometime..i mean god kill that guy please ask him about what he thought of bowling,the pitch,stuff wchich will benefit young budding cricketers who are glued to T.V to learn something and mind you the greats have said cricket can be learned in 2 ways getting coached right from the school days watching and listening to cricketers..So why kill the second way for usand to add more insult to the viewers they have those erratic vodafone ads which pop-up out of no where and commentators go alien and all you can listen to is just sick music of those torturous ad's. then the camera men .. they have the hobby of keeping the camera away from the cricket ball.if a batsman edge's the ball to 3rd man they will show us the cover or long on,if its played along the around the camera man shows us some imaginary ball in the sky.if a catch is taken at point we will see the extra cover fielder either clapping or waiting for his team mate to take the extreme cases we might even see mid wicket or Shahrukh Khan clapping in the VIP stands..If this wasn’t’’ harass the serious viewers of cricket they don’t even bother to let us see the last ball of the over..even if the 6th ball is balled or not who cares harass the viewers show them the ads...this is worse when something happens on the last ball like a run out or a missed catch or a quick single ..we dont even get to see that live action forget about replays..and as if all of the Indian cricket lovers are sacrificing their jobs,work and other commitments for this IPL..we are never shown any highlights of the previous match forget repeat telecasts they are a distant dream..I tuned in the next morning to catch the highlights of mc-cullum's innings and what i saw was a some sick movie being played on India's premiers so called,self-confessed sports channel.(Set Max)..all day long they have some sick nonsensical movies being repeated for thousand times during the days when we expect to catch highlights or repeat telecast of the matches..It dint effected me that much but take the case of my good old buddy rahul he was slogging in his dad's shop till eleven in night AND BY THE TIME HE REACHES HOME THE MATCH IS OVER.. and when he waits for repeat of the match all he can see are some out-dated Hindi movies being played..i mean atleast have some responsibility to show people this matches highlights atleast..the only option left for some is recording the action live on P.C via TV tuner card which my buddy got a new one just for the IPL but his suffering dint end there as he had to leave his P.C On, before he left home for work so the match could get recorded thus getting a good scolding from his mom for the reliance electricity much of sufferings for the people of country which follow the game more than religiously..and not to mention the bad lighting of the broad cast for which you almost have to brighten up your T.V sets and set the contrast too..please stop harssing us such inhumanly..please give us cricket..and only crcket ...wasn't it enough for the cricket to be run by non cricketers that now its shown and talked over by serious ammeturs of the game...whyyy...Please give us Harsha give us Sunny ..or Geffory or even John Dykes where's our good old Sidhu...what happened to ravi shastri ... if nothing atleast Mayanti Langer from zee sports who outperforms the set max presenters anytime please get them to talk and present the games....B'coz we want to pick something about the game "FROM THEM" .. We do not want to know which actress is supporting which team and who's who is a brand ambassadors of what we get this from news papers please provide us some hardcore cricket thoroughly and professionally by true professionals of the the only way out seems to be the live telecast over web or heading direct to the venue of cricket-match or else we will have to manage up trying to watch cricket between ad's...such a pity for Indian cricket lovers..when after the glorious days of serious sports coverage by ESPN and Star Sports you would only expect it to get better but nopes..even Doordarshan would have managed better than the so called Set Max for the "BAAP OF MANORANJAN".........................."If you feel the same and think it should be said about complain dirctly to the channel by clicking on the link below....Bcoz this in no way will help the game in long run" 4 Visitng ....T.C :)