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Kolkata Knight Riders finishing at 6th spot, 8th spot and 6th spot in the first three editions of the Indian Premier League. Delhi Daredevils came out last in the fourth edition that had ten teams in the fray. Pune Warriors India finished ninth and eighth among nine teams in the previous two editions. It became worse for Pune as they were forced to pull out of the 2014 IPL. And in the ongoing edition of the IPL, mighty Royal Challengers Bangalore are in the brink of not making it to the IPL play-offs. Inspite of having a strong squad, these sides fail to make it count on the field. The poor performances of these teams has been analysed by the cricket experts and it has been revealed that the presence of a legendary Indian pacer in these sides is the reason for their below par performances.
The presence of a certain Ashok Dinda has been the reason behind the failure of these sides. Dinda, an Indian cricketer who also won a Gold Medal in the Men’s High Jump representing India in the Olympics has been far away from his best during IPL every year and that is a crucial drawback for the teams he represented in the history of IPL. During IPL, Dinda shows some mercy for the opposition batsmen during the IPL as he bowls at half of the pace he bowls at the nets. To make the tournament more interesting, he also gift the batsmen with some juicy full tosses and some half volleys that can be dispatched a long way into the stands by the batsmen.
It was also revealed that Yuvraj Singh who was in poor form during the start of the IPL went through few net sessions with Dinda and since then Yuvraj has been in a six hitting spree. RCB’s South African import has credited his success to Dinda for helping him to realize that he can score boundaries and sixes anywhere in the field. Now it has been reported that Chris Gayle and Virat Kohli are fighting it out to have a session with Dinda to get back in form. Punjab batsmen Glenn Maxwell and David Miller in unison admitted that their team missed the legendary Dinda while playing against Royal Challengers which could have helped them in scoring some more sixes in the tournament.
Dinda in an interview said: “His ambition is to emulate his idol Ashish Nehra in terms of turning the matches on its head for the opposition. He also credited his success to Asish Nehra Cricket Academy from where he developed into a world class bowler. He also concluded that his ambition in life is to concede seven sixes in an over (usually Dinda bowls atleast one no ball in an over) and start his own academy for bowling and produce some good bowling talents for his country.”
Batsmen all over the world has wished Dinda have a long career so that they can score some cheap runs under their belt.