So I’m watching this Pepsi IPL game and one of my friends asks me what is this #EkNayiLeague that everybody is talking about on twitter. I had no idea, and to be honest, I was also kind of intrigued if this was a new league with some other sport like the one we had last year with Football and Kabaddi. He wasn’t wrong in thinking that I should know about it, given that I’m on twitter almost all the time and my love for sports is only next to my love for food. So considering that, I logged in and tried finding out what is this EkNayiLeague! But to my surprise, apart from a few teasers, there was literally no revealing information. So I just guessed.

What is this Ek Nayi League? Is it a Golf league as I had thought, or is it yet another dance show with a flavor of sports? Is it something along the lines of a quiz or is it a talk show? You could keep guessing, but I made some intelligent guesses with these videos.

As Kapil is talking about the League in these videos, some of the things he mentions are:

  1. You won’t need to use your heart in this.
  2. He talks about how young people achieve so much in today’s India and compares it to his time.
  3. He talks about people who made it big despite difficulties (Sania, Yuvvraj, Kapil Sharma and M.S Dhoni, all have seen great struggles in their times)
  4. And last, he talks about how one is always young and shouldn’t retire.

Now combine all these, or well, some of these and you get something which is entirely different from what we generally see on television. So according to me, our first ever world cup winning captain is going to bring us a show where he is going to reward the young achievers. I think it will be something where we’ll celebrate the people who achieved a lot despite all the problems they had in life and made it big. And obviously, it will contain some kind of competition based on knowledge and that’s why you’re not supposed to use your heart. Obviously these are all speculations, for all I know it could be a talk show with Sania Mirza and Yuvvraj Singh! One more guess for me would be that it will contain a lot of interaction with our old cricketers.

But what tells me that it is going to be different and a treat to watch is the presence of Kapil Paji in it. The man is one of the most respected sportsmen in the country and he won’t be coming on TV if it wasn’t for something uber cool! So fingers crossed. In case you want to know more about the EkNayiLeague, you should stay connected to the twitter account of Kapil Dev where he will soon reveal the mystery. Also, check out for more info. And oh, do follow @eknayileague too!