“Boys cry when no one can see themWhen no one can see them cryNo one can see them cry.”Eden Kane is both right and wrong. The year was 2003. I was an impressionable teenager — sixteen going on 17, actually. It had been a year since I moved from Changanacherry, a cute little town in Kerala’s Kottayam district, to Thiruvananthapuram, the State’s capital, to pursue junior college. And I was loving every bit of it because of three reasons.
Mother's always right. And Zaheer Khan will vouch for that. Soon after he told her of his decision to hang up his boots after 14-plus years of top-flight cricket, Zakia Khan replied, "Theek hain, bahut accha safar tha hamara (it's okay, it was a wonderful journey for us)." And so, the 37-year-old allowed his oft-injured body to have the final say, promising however to bid goodbye to his fans in the ninth edition of the Indian Premier League next summer.
Perception is reality. So said Lee Atwater, the guitar-playing American political strategist responsible for the Presidential triumph of George HW Bush in 1988. But try and apply that phrase to the business model of Indian cricket, and you’ll end up with mud on your face (sorry, Queen devotees). How else do you explain the Rs.2,199 crore shelled out by Vivo, the Chinese smartphone brand, for the title rights of the Indian Premier League (IPL) from 2018 to 2022?
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