The IPL issue was as good as an IPO!!The kind of media attention it got on print and television was tantamount to the importance the game is given to in India.The non decrepit league cricket in India has transformed overnight with big money hitting the lowest level.It bodes well for cricket as it will give the impetus to finding new talent and nurturing them.The super rich and famous have got there designer cricket team to show off and of course make money and enjoy limelight.
The very banal urge of rich and famous to hold more acquire more and get more turned the biddding into a happy tantrik trance for the BCCI.Niranjan bhai,Pawar saheb and company including Rajeev shukla must be grinning brim to brim!!
What they have done in a single stroke is to re affirm to the masses that the thret from Zee TV's ICL is a no starter.
It will be interesting to see how does the Zee group can keep the focus and attention in this onslaught of money and collective power of Mukesh ambani,Vijay Mallya,Shah Rukh Khan,Nes Wadia & Priety Zinta?
The Cricketing world is going to be on par with Bollywood vis a vis glitter and glamour the thin line will get thinner now.Shah Rukh had his last laugh about enjoying a cricket match!!No body can stopp him as he owns a Team now!!
The page three parties in AAmchi Mumbai will have new discussion!!Who has got the biggest??Come on silly,i mean team!!
I hope the glitter and money reaches the lowest level and cricket be the beneficiary in all the glitter.
As for Shah Rukh its continuation of a dream life and charisma.I salute the guts and the bussiness accumen of the bidders..