Selecting Your Party Crew - IPL Style
You know how, leading up to the IPL auction, the team owners and their army of statisticians, rocket scientists, former cricketers, business analysts, money-lenders, gardeners, tailors and equipment manufacturers, with the help of space age software, decide who they want on their team, and how much they’re willing to bid?
Well, selecting a crew to party with is just as important, maybe more. It is however, a lot simpler, thanks to us. Here’s a list of must-have players on your party team.
The Big Hitter
In the IPL teams, this would be Chris Gayle or Virat Kohli, scoring their runs at a blistering pace. In your party crew, think - the guy or girl who guzzles down drinks twice as fast as everyone else, but still manages to hold their own. You would usually want only one of these on your team - unless of course, you’re the emperor of all things alcoholic. (Yes, you know who we’re talking about)
The Slow Starter
Every party crew needs one of these. The shy guy who’s quiet and reserved early in the evening, but once he’s loosened up, steals a traffic cone at 3 am, wears it as a hat, and proceeds to take selfies with the friendly neighbourhood watchman.
The Opening Batsman
Not everyone can walk up to a stranger and start a conversation. And that’s precisely why every party team needs an opening batsman. He’ll go in first, soak up the pressure, break the ice, and get that group of lovely ladies on their girl’s night out to loosen up, and come party with your crew.
So you and the crew go out, hit a few pubs, hit on a few girls, or guys, whichever you prefer. Well, more often than not, your efforts will be so far off the mark that you’ll wish you had someone to stop them for running away for byes. That’s where your wicketkeeper comes in. He’ll tell you how to bowl to a particular target, and is around to clean up if you miss your mark.
The boss. The commander-in-chief. The head honcho. Every team needs a captain to take those all-important decisions. Where should we go? How do we get there? Who should we leave out? Where did we park the car? The captain role in your crew doesn’t have to be permanent, take a leaf out of some of the biggest sports teams around, and share the responsibility. It’s more fun that way.
The 12th Man
Another role where the responsibility is best shared, rotated amongst crew members. In cricket, the 12th man is a thankless, un-glamourous role. In your party crew however, while still unflattering, there’s no shortage of gratitude. The 12th man’s duties vary - designated driver, baby-sitter, bouncer, bodyguard. It’s basically his task to stay sober, get you back home and make sure your crew stays safe (and hydrated).
Well, there you have it, a comprehensive, scientific guide to selecting the party animals you need on your crew, to ensure that maximum fun is extracted from every night on the town! Tell us about your party crew in the comments section.
Enjoy putting together your party crew but don’t forget to Live Responsibly !
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