Profile of Members

 A tribute to all the members who show up for playing cricket every Friday morning week after week, month after month, with great  spirit & enthusiasm.

Even though it’s FRIDAY YAAR…members still manage to set the alarm clock 30 to 45 minutes backwards than a normal week day alarm time…if we compare this with a Friday without cricket, where everyone is expected to sleep up to 10 AM, these cricket fanatics (they no longer can be called only as FANS!!!) sacrificing almost 5 hours of morning sleep (which is worth more than million Dirhams) for cricket is a monumental personal sacrifice.  This is dedicated to all such members of DIPRO XI…

Name                    :               Jayaraj

Profession          :               Finance

City                     :               Trichy, TN, India

Right handed Batsman & (bowling skills yet to be tested)

Opens the innings with bat regularly…. his batting learning curve goes from south to north like straight  line…. has minimum guarantee program for runs…..favorite stroke drive towards mid on area… uses effectively his foot while fielding (plays foot ball with tennis ball)….

Name                    :               Bhaskar

Profession          :               Procurement      

City                        :               Trichy, TN, India

Left handed batsman & Right handed pace bowler         

Looks like 80’s  Rajni & equally stylish in bowling & batting action…only left handed batsman in the group…has good rhythmic bowling action …. left hand batting is delight to watch…. anything bowled to off-side(leg side) dispatched over the off-side boundary…Rock Fort city express bowls fastest delivery in the group…

Name                    :               Ramesh (Ghuasis)

Profession          :               IT Professional

City                        :               Mayiladuthurai,  TN,India

Right  handed batsman & Right  handed medium pace bowler   

Prabu Deva  look alike- yes, walk alike-yes, talks alike? no (has strong voice than Prabu Deva), dance alike-not sure, anything else alike- to check with him ! On his day, a perfect timer of the ball, hit six over the mid-on area effortlessly…. favorite spot to hit six: transformer in mid-on area….also known as Michael Bevan for single handedly rescuing one of the matches…

Name                    :               Ram

Profession          :               Finance

City                        :               Coimbatore, TN, India

Right  handed batsman, Wicket keeper & scorer

Opens the innings with bat sometimes…improved significantly on his wicket keeping skills…while batting always goes on his front foot…If he had party on previous night, definitely hit boundaries and more definitely will be late… favorite stroke  leg glance…

Name                    :               Basheeer

Profession           :               Engineering

City                        :               Bangalore, KTA, India

Right  handed batsman &  Right  handed medium pace bowler  

A pint sized power house… on his day demolishes any kind of bowling attack… introduced  the group to expensive professional  level bat …first batsman in the group to score 50 runs in a match… one of the group’s  few batsman who plays off-side also…plays like Viru if the ball comes to his knee

Name                    :               Prabhu

Profession           :               Finance

City                        :               Chennai, TN, India

Right  handed batsman &  Right  handed medium pace bowler  

Opens the bowling attack…bowls medium pace with lot of variations … recently bowling some impressive spells…while batting gets contented with scoring one six in a match…favorite shot : lofted six over the mid-off area, plays like Badrinath…never wants Prakash on the opponent side…

Name                    :               Gopi

Profession           :               Banking

City                        :               Bangalore, KTA, India

Right  handed batsman &  Right  handed medium pace bowler  

Opens the bowling attack with gentle medium pace…. right handed batsman….favorite stroke :  reverse  sweep shot …reliable fielder…sometimes guards wicket too…favorite shot: scoring boundary over mid-on area…

Name                    :               Narayanan

Profession           :               Project control

City                        :               Trichy, TN, India

Right  handed batsman &  Right  handed medium pace bowler  

Reliable middle order batsman.. excellent in stealing singles…becomes hyperactive while batting, trying to steal single wherever possible…..part time job: DIPRO Honorary COO…has record of scoring maximum number of singles in a match, literally took  almost losing match to a close to winning position…

Name                    :               Manivel

Profession           :               Engineer

City                        :               Coimbatore, TN, India

Right  handed batsman &  Right  handed medium pace bowler  

Opens the bowling attack, deceives the batsman by mixing up the speed…. middle order batsman… has unique bowling & batting style … amazingly uses this style very effectively…

Name                    :               Sudharsan

Profession           :               Engineer

City                        :               Trichy, TN, India

Right  handed batsman &  (bowling skills yet to be tested)           

Opens the innings with bat…known as pinch hitter… ability to execute various kinds of agricultural shots…favorite shot: scoring boundary in mid-on area…reliable fielder in the cover area…has record number of catches to his credit

Name                    :               Ramesh(Karama)

Profession           :               Finance

City                        :               Chennai, TN, India

Right  handed batsman &  Right handed Spin bowler      

Best spin bowler in the group…deceives the batsmen with googly & bouncing deliveries…prefer to bowl rather than bat…

Name                    :               Karthik

Profession          :               Finance

City                        :               Chennai, TN, India

Right  handed batsman &  Right handed slow bowler (part time)              

Rocket scientists spend millions of dollars & time to launch a satellite to outer space…Karthik launches the cricket ball into outer space in a matter of seconds with ease & consistency… when he is in the hitting mood  tries to hit anything under the sun…equally as dangerous as Yousuf Pathan.. favorite place for hitting six: over mid-on  area… has Ph.D in umpiring…favorite shot: Rocket shot… … also known as right handed Chris Gayle…favorite word: Pongal, Vennai

Name                    :               Srini

Profession            :               Engineer

City                        :               Chengalput, TN, India

Right  handed batsman &  Right handed medium pace bowler   

One of the reliable middle order batsman & bowler in slog overs… has won match of the awards for his all round performance with bat & ball…favorite shot: straight drive…plays most of his shots along the ground….also known as Paul Valthatty of DIPRO…

Name                    :               Prakash

Profession           :               IT

City                        :               Trichy. TN, India

Right  handed batsman and  Right handed spin & pace bowler   

Athletic while fielding… has taken impossible catches several times…raises the fielding standard to ICC level….. while batting becomes hyperactive in running between wickets… goes hunting down the track like Brendon Mc Cullum…….able to bowl spin as well as pace, but prefers to bowl spin..favorite shot: hammering six over mid-on area… won match of award..known as Suresh Raina of DIPRO

Name                    :               Vasu

Profession           :               Finance

City                        :               Srirangam, TN, India

Right  handed batsman and  Right handed medium pace bowler               

Looks like Peterson…one of the active members of DIPRO… favorite stroke: forward sweep over the mid-on area….very good in scoring doubles …recently bowled some impressive spells…part time job unofficial brand ambassador IDEA mobile ( Idea bowling & Idea batting ?) and also possesses unique patented technology for mixing cut banana with glucovita…

Name                    :               Sampath

Profession           :               Banking

City                        :               Chennai, TN, India

Right  handed batsman and  Right handed medium pace bowler               

Senior member & Mr. Gentleman of the group…bowled some impressive overs recently…only bowler who  won of match award for bowling along… likes batting on the back foot….reliable fielder in the mid wicket area…best choice for impartial umpiring…favorite word : “DIPRO MAKKALE”

Name                    :               Kannan

Profession           :               Finance

City                        :               Kanchipuram, TN, India

Right  handed batsman and  Right hand slow medium pace bowler (bowling action under review) Part time job: match commentator   

Customarily opens the innings with bat….while fielding, always involved in the first wicket… ran out batsmen for record number of times…ability to throw the ball to the wicket while fielding & also while bowling (?)  …recently improved in catching abilities including one of the spectacular reflex catches…belongs to naughty forty club & ex RIL gang…

Name                    :               SK

Profession           :               Finance

City                        :               Kumbakonam, TN, India

Right  handed batsman and  Right handed medium pace bowler

University player during his college days…. plays cricket without showing any rustiness, even if playing after long intervals… very good in nudging the ball anywhere in the field & scoring singles and also playing the Chapati shot to midwicket!..favorite palace to score runs mid-wicket area….won man of match award.. belongs to naughty forty club & ex RIL gang…

Name                    :               Sesha

Profession           :               Finance

City                        :               Chennai, TN, India

Right-handed batsman and  Left-handed medium pace bowler

Only left arm medium pace bowler in the group… middle order right handed batsmen… one of the group’s  few batsman who plays off-side also..favorite stroke: lofted off drive…assumes the role of  peace keeping force whenever there is a strong argument… belongs to naughty forty club & ex RIL gang…

Name                    :               JK

Profession           :               Finance

City                        :               Chennai , TN, India

Right  handed batsman and  Right  handed spin bowler, part time wicket keeper & scorer

When JK is around there is nothing but fun… JK synonymous to  Jeep Wrangler JK unlimited (provides maximum fun to off-road enthusiasts)… effectively uses one of the oldest bat in the stock to a surprise… best score 49 runs…after reaching 25 runs, scores only boundaries…known for his ability to keep the score sheet ticking while batting & scoring…favorite shot: boundary over mid-on area …favorite words : Gaji, Times of India, PPE… belongs to naughty forty club & ex RIL gang (also an inspiration to Kannan for writing commentary)

Name                    :               Nataraj

Profession           :               Finance

City                        :               Chennai, TN, India

Right  handed batsman and  Right  handed medium pace bowler

On a windy day, bowls unplayable inswingers /outswingers ….while batting goes under the ball and hits the ball over mid-on area…a smooth operator of ball & bat..consistent performer with bat… has record of scoring 25+ runs in a row for 3 matches… favorite shot : scoring six over the mid-on area.. favorite word :“Chancey ella (no chance at all)”… belongs to naughty forty club & ex RIL gang

Name                    :               Balaji

Profession          :               Finance

City                        :               Chennai, TN, India

Right  handed batsman and  Right  handed medium pace bowler

Prolific run getter, highest run scorer of  DIPRO … bowls knee length deliveries with pace…while batting, likes to dispatch all full toss & short pitched  balls to mid-wicket area for a six..gives his best  while fielding… has record of scoring maximum of runs (76 runs ) by any batsmen in DIPRO group so far…favorite shot: scoring six over the mid-wicket area… favourite word “podu (hit)”

Name                    :               Jai Sankar

Profession           :               IT

City                        :               Hosur, TN, India

Right  handed batsman and  (bowling skills yet to be tested) & wicket keeper    

Opens the innings with bat..likes to play shots on the off-side… favorite shot square cut..

Name                    :               Ramnath

Profession           :               Finance

City                        :               Chennai, TN, India

Right  handed batsman

Middle order / Opening batsman…on his day, anything bowled on leg side, dispatches over the mid wicket area for boundary…reliable fielder in long-off area

© – Hummer Kannan – DIPRO

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Comments
  1. Karthik says:

    Superb kannan………fantastic work……

  2. Vaasu says:

    Kannan, take a bow… too good….super duper!! FB baasahaila sonna superlike!!!

  3. Manivel says:

    Excellent analysis!! Hats off Kannan!!!!

  4. Nataraj says:

    Kalakitte kanna – One of the best original work done. Amazing clarity and choice of perfect words to describe the people – Comparing Prakash to Raina was one of the many examples I can quote.

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