Arré Checklist: What Your IPL Team Says About You


Arré Checklist: What Your IPL Team Says About You

Illustration: Arati Gujar


he auction for 2019’s Indian Premier League, or as the Ambanis call it, ‘Human Grocery Shopping’, is currently underway with an expected number of heartbreaks, losses, and cries of “Who watches IPL anymore?” Apart from the obvious speculation over which players will be sold, traded or dropped, there will also be the standard reaction of, ‘Who pays Parthiv Patel 1Cr to play for them?’.

However, since it’s inception 12 years ago, the IPL tournament has successfully managed to have a stronghold in our hearts by destroying the cricket in “Indian cricket”. And over the years, each side has evolved its own unique identity that draws in a certain breed of supporters, regardless of which city they are from. Here’s decoding what your favourite IPL team says about you.