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08-31-2013, 01:22 PM #1038
08-31-2013, 01:24 PM #1039
I did not watch the MD match. Did the MAS pair win it or did Boe/Kido play below par?
08-31-2013, 01:29 PM #1040
Lim Kim Wah is named man of the match
08-31-2013, 01:30 PM #1041
08-31-2013, 01:33 PM #1042
08-31-2013, 01:35 PM #1043
Saina is the player of the IBL. No surprise
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08-31-2013, 01:38 PM #1044
08-31-2013, 02:40 PM #1045
I attended the final. It was a wonderful experience. I thought Warriors had a tough grip on the match with Gurusaidutt in total control in second game too. Midway, the tide turned. Ajay came back wonderfully. Had Guru won, Warriors could have won the XD and the title.
Srikanth's game was sublime. Saina is too good for Sindhu. Sindhu has to wait. I have a feeling Gopi purposefully tells Sindhu not to win against Saina. Sindhu is way better than what she plays against Saina.
But gotto give it to Saina. Winning all 7 matches is not a child's play. Still is a nation's sweetheart.
Kido is surprisingly popular amongst the crowd. His smashes with a grunt are instant hit. People just love it. Sadly their opponents rarely lifted the shuttle.
Ajay Jayaram's down the line smashes impressed me the most. And Guru's crosscourt drops.
By the way, stay tuned in this thread for couple of days. I have a photographic treat for you guys. Will take some time for me to sort, edit and post.
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08-31-2013, 08:23 PM #1046
Winner got $494682.50 cheque. If the team has got 13 members (including coaches), each one will receive $38,052.50.
Runner got $270933.80 as cheque. If the team has got 13 members (including coaches) , each one will receive $20,841.06
Player of the tournament - Saina Nehwal - $1000
Player of the smashes - Vladimir Ivanov - $1000
Really lucky for junior players. They are getting this cheque even without playing. Nice to see so much of crowd for this IBL. All the franchisee owners declared this first edition as "Hit" and they are very much looking forward to the next edition. Nice to see all the franchisee owners turned out in the finals.
08-31-2013, 09:07 PM #1047
08-31-2013, 09:54 PM #1048
09-01-2013, 02:31 AM #1049
Wouldnt go to that level as Gopichand saying so.... Sindhu meanwhile might have to keep low herself, she has to improve and wouldnt want to be the target no.1 so early in her carreer and let them figure her out, let IR, SN, JS be taking over all the preparation time and practice before a tournament, when you are different from these three & equally well it makes life easier for you.
Sindhu is definitely way better or else her record against other top 10 players wouldnt have been possible. Only IR and SN look better then her at the moment in the world WS.
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09-01-2013, 02:44 AM #1050
IBL definitely impressed me and to me it was better then a few SS premiere events...
Indian players who might have benefitted on account of confidence & popularity:
(Apart from the money & learning per-se, every player got that)
SN - out of her recent result, this tournament again established her self-confidence, she only has to figure out IR and watch out against LXR and WYH
IR has improved tremendously starting last December, hence she needs another figuring out.
Sindhu - The final again was a good built up lost only against Saina and TTY
Srikanth - Of all the Mens player there are a lot of them he rose to this occassion
Ajay Jayram - Took HH to the podium even when there doubles team wasnt that good.
All the doubles players
09-01-2013, 04:59 AM #1051
Ajay Jayaram was the star for me in the finals. The match was almost lost. But Guru tried too hard in the first game and early on in the second, only to lose the steam in the later half. It seemed impossible that Ajay would still win, but he made less unforced errors when it mattered. Had Ajay lost, there was no way Hyd could win the XD. That was an astonishing comeback
09-01-2013, 06:02 AM #1052
Another question just out of curiosity, the players got bought for 2 year contract, so is their (i.e $25k)that they got at auction a yearly salary or a payment for both seasons, basically $12.5k a season???
Last edited by craigandy; 09-01-2013 at 06:14 AM.
09-01-2013, 06:16 AM #1053
09-01-2013, 06:25 AM #1054
All the fuss that comes out of the press over there I assume only comes out because you can still bribe/control what you want the press to write for marketing, because most of what has been written about this league has been blatant in it's lies. Saying that there is still massive opportunity look at LCW's price and JS price.
Last edited by craigandy; 09-01-2013 at 06:30 AM.