What is this #EkNayiLeague? Why are people responding to this league? Why do people have high hopes from this #EkNayiLeague? It has become the most trending hashtag today. There is only one answer to all the above questions, Mr. Kapil Dev – yes great legend Kapil Dev who brought cricket revolution to India after winning the world cup in 1983 and he has joined Twitter few weeks back and he is the face of #EkNayiLeague on the Internet. With 4 videos online which are going to be on the TV soon, Kapil Dev picks up distinguished personalities – Yuvraj Singh, Sania Mirza, Kapil Sharma and Mahendra Singh Dhoni, and appreciates them for their presentations in their individual fields. Common to all these videos is that Kapil Dev has reminded that his concept of #EkNayiLeague is all about making decisions from brain not just from heart and also to win them.
In all these videos, I noticed that in every video Kapil Dev asks us to follow him on Twitter. Is there any specific reason for this? Why did he join Twitter before the launch of Ek Nayi League? Ek Nayi League is going to be a website/group/community online, with some contests and goodies to win; this is just my standpoint of this league. In one of the videos Kapil Dev has message to comedian Kapil Sharma (host of Comedy Nights with Kapil) where he has challenged Kapil Sharma to get clean bowled if he tries to play with his heart. He also further appreciates Kapil Sharma for his talent and how he throws googly to the guests who come to his house for his magazine interview.
I feel this if this new league #EkNayiLeague has something to do with cricket than for sure it will or it is going to give new dimension to the game and its concept. The new league will be more exciting and entertaining than before. As mentioned earlier that Kapil Dev has said that his concept is all about making good decisions which means Ek Nayi League could be about using brain to play cricket in a new way. It is about teamwork and spirit of game, playing with true sportsmanship and to cope up with pressure situations of winning the game.
As there is a video message to Sania Mirza which I feel would be to encourage the girls to play and participate in games rather than being at home. Not just city girls but also from non-metro cities and small towns also. It encourages retired sportspersons to take the sports activity again and play the game. The new league might involve various celebrities from different fields playing the game which would require more mental robustness than physical resilience. In one of the videos Kapil Dev says that players like Yuvraj Singh and Mahendra Singh Dhoni despite being under pressure performs with cool head and wins the game.
There’s something more exciting about all this. around the corner is a contest going on Ek Nayi League website, in which anyone can submit an answer guessing “What is this #EkNayiLeague?” to get a chance to win 1 Lakh Rupees. So what are you waiting for? Go and enter into the contest. Do not forget to follow Kapil Dev ( https://twitter.com/therealkapildev) on Twitter for more updates.