IPL 4: The flop stars

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Good article. I pasted the parts with Sri Lankan mentioned.

Biswajit Jha takes a look at some big names who despite their reputation and aura, remain terribly unimpressive throughout the IPL 4.

Tillakaratne Dilshan: The rise of Tillakaratne Dilshan from a bits and pieces cricketer to a star has its roots in IPL too. Dilshan set the IPL on fire with blistering batting in the first two editions. He even gave cricket a new shot, the famous ‘Dilscoop’. But he could not repeat the feat in the third edition for Delhi which prompted the Delhi management to release him. Royal Challengers Bangalore snapped him up but he again failed to reproduce the charm for his new team with his pyrotechnics.

Muttiah Muralitharan: It’s not a usual phenomenon to see spin wizard Muttian Muralitharan warming the bench or getting hammered by the unknown kids in a cricket match. But this was the story of the spin legend in this year’s IPL. Unknown Monish Mishra and Mayank Agarwal took the silent assassin for a special treatment.

Cricket is really a great leveller! The man, who has achieved every possible thing he could do under the sun with the cricket ball, now finds himself not getting more than 4 games for his IPL franchise Kochi Tuskers Kerala. Far from being an impact, he took only two wickets in those games, giving away 7 runs per over.

No doubt then that he is one of the biggest disappointments of the IPL 4.

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the flop stars

Cricket is a kind of game where things can change in a very short period of time.We all know what these two players are capable of.For every player there is a perid of time where they go out of form.I hope that they will make their come back in next season

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