> > > Their bowling is far from weak, with Warne, Munaf and Tanvir , and
> > > they have Smith, ?Watson, Kaif and Pathan in their batting ranks.
> > > Sure, Warne may be a great captain, and a couple of the youngsters
> > > seem to have been inspired by him to play very well, but I don't think
> > > Rajasthan was as much of an underdog/weak team as people had been
> > > thinking before the competition began. The fact that they were not
> > > carrying white elephant icons itself should have been a dead giveaway
> > > about their relative strength vis-a-vis the other teams.
> > > Cheers,
> > > TD
> > They were underrated simply because they didnt bid on 'high value'
> > players,so the assumption they would fare poorly.
> ? ?This goes to show that there is no correlation between the amount
> ? ?of money spent on cricketers and their actual performance on the
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Actually, the role of any sportsperson is to sell Tickets and
Merchandize. Even if A-Rod doesn't perform, if his signed bat sells
well, he is worth the money.
IPL is entertainment and the last thing any franchise owner wants is a
boring team which wins all the matches