Dhawan, Dinda and Salinger's angst

In the IPL context, the stories of Yusuf Pathan and Ravindra Jadeja are legend, especially among the young cricketers - how they created a big splash in the IPL and became internationals soon after.

updated: April 08, 2013 12:59 IST
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I don't really know why, but the Indian Premier League reminds me a little of The Catcher in the Rye. It's the sixth season now and I am still not sure if I like it.

It's a lot like "all these little kids playing some game in this big field of rye and all …". A journalist doesn't have to 'catch' them if they "start to go over the cliff", but, maybe, just 'watch'. I could be the watcher in the rye and all – that sounds more like it.

I know that it's fun to watch – sometimes – and that I don't care, beyond a point,which team is playing. In any case, with the sides changing every year, one hardly ever knows who is playing, and for whom. Almost all matches end in the final overs, so that can only be exciting. I like it that bowlers – fast men and slow men – have evolved, become both imaginative and inventive.

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