IPL fake blogger
Kolkata Knight Riders' Murali Kartik, left, denies he is behind the Fake IPL Blog.
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Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag and Shane Warne are all well and good, but for genuine star quality in the Indian Premier League look no further than Bhooka Naan, Phoren Baba and Lordie. They all exist, but only as pawns in an online mystery currently being perpetuated by the so-called Fake IPL Blogger, whose regular updates supposedly from the inner sanctum of the Kolkata Knight Riders dressing room have set tongues wagging on both sides of the Indian Ocean.
The blogs, posted at fakeiplplayer.blogspot.com, have included such in-depth accounts of team meetings, many of them centering on alleged tensions between the central characters of the IPL's most glamorous franchise, that many web users do not want to believe the whole thing is a hoax. Especially when the coaching methods of Bhooka Naan (John Buchanan, the former coach of Australia) and the power base of Phoren Baba (Brendon McCullum, Kolkata's New Zealand captain) so plainly irritate Lordie (the deposed skipper Sourav Ganguly) in real life.