On social media, it seems my team has committed some crime
To my mind we now have a new body part – a smart phone. You just need to glance around and you will know what I mean. Currently India has 490 million smart phone users. Or, for those like me who are more comfortable with crores, 490 million equals to 49 crores. A healthy chunk of this number is on social media/whatsapp and the other blah-…blah… Many of these are sitting with their judgement glasses on, eager to hurl verdicts. As I was writing the column I got this one on my new team: “Drop Mohammad Shami and play Avesh Khan. Drop Vijay Shankar and play Prithvi Shaw. Besides there are too many Ds in the name Delhi Daredevils which is not a good sign as D stands for defeat.”
In the times when everything is judged on “trolls”, “hits”, “followers” or “likes”, it seems my team has committed some sort of crime. If we don’t react in a certain way it doesn’t mean we aren’t hurt.
Rishabh Pant, Trent Boult and Glen Maxwell are real livewires. When in form they can produce a laugh riot. For more dry sense of humour I turn to Amit Mishra. We go back a long way. We both went to the same cricket academy and live within 2-3 kilometers of each other in Delhi. He comes up with those delicate one-liners which give me company even when I am alone.
My sources in the team tell me that guys are betting on me and coach Ricky Ponting. The word is that both of us speak very fast and the bet is who speaks faster of the two? I have learnt that boys are waiting for a press conference addressed either by me or Ponting. I’d like to believe its Ponting but shall keep you posted on the outcome of this challenge. Well, let’s see who gets the “likes” on this one – Ponting or yours truly.