April 22, 2008

The first match of Chennai Super Kings

Chennai Super Kings is one of prestigious and strong squad which is leaded by Indian MS Dhoni. The ODI and Twenty20 World Cup winner captain Doni the highest paid players in the IPL Twenty20 tournament is leading the team. The owner of the team India Cements Ltd. the leading Cement manufacturing company acquired the Chennai Super Kings for US$91. It is a 10 year contact. Former Indian cricket captain Krishnamachari Srikkanth is the brand ambassador of the franchise and south Indian film South Indian film acotor Vijay and Nayantara are the team ambassador.

Fearless rulers have been an intrisic part of Tamil History. The reign of the Chera, Chola Pandya and Pallava dynasties represented the Golden era of Tamil Culture. The kings from their dynasties, fearless warriors in their own right have fought long and hard to establish the supremacy of Tamil rule and expand the Tamil kingdom within the subcontinent and abroad. It is from this rich heritage, that the name Chennai Super Kings draws inspiration. It is only natural that the modern day warriors in the sporting arena would try and replicate the exploits of their ancestors. The addition of the word Super gives the name a young and contemporary feel, which is in keeping with the game format. The 20 twenty as a cricketing format is all about enhanced drama and speed. The format has no scope for half measures, or anything less than a full-spirited war. In a similar fashion, given the mind space that the word "Super" occupies in the Tamil imagination, it enhances the qualities of the word it is prefixed to. Super Kings then is not just about royalty, but about absolute monarchy.

Chennai Super Kings already has played one match with Kings XI Punjab. The result was very positive for the all the team members. Chennai Super Kings, who chose to bat first won the toss and chose bat first. Its total sores came 240 by losing 5 wickets. So it was not very easy to reach for King XI Punjab to rache the target. Running behind this run King XI Punjab scored 207. MEK Hussey was the hero the team who scored 116 from 54 balls.

The next match of Chennai Super Kings on Apr 23, 2008 against Mumbai Indians at 20:00hrs (IST).