Kapil Dev is no stranger to a country which loves cricket and pray cricketers as god. He is undoubtedly one of the greatest cricketer and an amazing person. He is always remembered as the best all-rounder and as a person who gave India its first ever world cup title in 1983 Cricket World Cup.
Awarded with numerous recognitions and with many record in his name, Kapil Dev has a charisma both on the field and outside the field.
He donned many hats after he retired from Cricket in 1994. He was a coach for India’s national cricket team for 10 months, took up golf and also owns restaurant and hotel. In May 2007, Kapil Dev joined the upstart Indian Cricket League (ICL) floated by Zee TV as the chairman of executive board from which he subsequently resigned.
Recently Kapil Dev joined Twitter – a micro-blogging site on April 25 with a hash tag @therealkapildev
He has been seen actively promoting his new venture called ‘Ek Nayi League’ on social media and YouTube making people guess what this new league could be all about. Is this another cricket league or some chain of restaurants – people are making all the wild guesses about the same. There is even a contest hosted on http://www.eknayileague.com/ with a chance to win Rs. 1 Lakh.
The videos which are hosted on Youtube, shows Kapil Dev addressing celebrities from different fields such as Yuvraj Singh, Sania Mirza, Kapil Sharma and M.S. Dhoni and mention that if they played his Nayi League with all their heart they are going to lose. Even the poster shows Kapil Dev pointing to his head. The message is clear that it will be a mind game.
Even I am wondering what this new league is about.
Some of the features I could guess about the league are:
- It is some kind of show where you might have to compete with your closed ones as the message is clear – ‘If you play with your heart you are going to fail’ and heart is synonymous with emotions.
- It cannot be a sports related show as the video messages are also directed towards the sports celebrities. Hence if they chose any sports that will be an advantage to one and disadvantage for other. It will be something that will be a leveled field for all.
My guess is that this league will comprise of celebrities and will consist of rounds which will test your intellectual level. This seems to be a quiz show where teams will compete with one another. Since the campaigning is done with hasthag ‘#EkNayiLeague’, it looks like format will be similar to that of cricket league but it will be more of a mind game. The captains will be decided, teams will be formed and way the batting and bowling order is decided in cricket, the same will be done in this show.
Each game will comprise of several rounds and for each game a team has to be decided by choosing some players and dropping others. Each player will have a specific role to play similar to batsman or bowler in cricket and the winner will be decided based on team performance
So I guess it’s a quiz show based on the cricket theme.
I am still guessing what could be the other options.
What are your guesses? You can tweet about the guesses on twitter using #EkNayiLeague
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