Cricket became my favourite sport when I first held the bat in my hands. Thanks to my Raja uncle who encouraged me to join in his game along with my brother and my cousins at the backyard in spite of me being a girl. It's the perk of lack of people to play the game successfully. We had also a sort of betting and the team that won are given a special treat with chips and coco cola. The winning moments are the special ones. Ah!How much we mimicked those arms like "yes, I did it" way. There were tears and petty fights too, but it just flew away the next day when another match began. With continuous playing, my passion of cricket outgrew all other activities and very soon I got addicted to the TV making sure that I never miss any matches on Starsports, my favourite channel for watching Cricket. This made me to discuss innings and scores making our cricket party live. This also extended in my school and college where we friends bet money for a particular team even before they started playing. How crazy but fun it was! But all was not smooth. There are times when the cricket match timings and the serials timings clash making it difficult for me to watch. Yes, there were not one but three serial watchers in my home. I have pretended of not knowing the whereabouts of the remote astutely hidden by me under the books, below the pillow or even inside the almirah until the serial timings finish. Poor serial lovers in my home has to keep searching for the remote.
But very soon my tricks were discovered and I was forced to watch only the scores whenever there was break from the serial. Thanks to the advertisement that made me peep into my favourite Starsports channel. And only after a chain of serials gets over, the remote lay at peace. Until done, the remote and the TV died a silent death in my hands. How much I have missed some live streaming and some special moments then! But thankfully there was one team wherein all in my family sit to watch without any fuss. Yes! whenever Namma Chennai team Chennai Super Kings is playing. After all, CSK scores over serials and we cheer for the team.
Soon with technology, I started recording Cricket shows on my Television whenever there was a need and then watched it later. And with Internet, my Starsports channel got itself online through www.starsports.com, a website that tends to Cricket lovers by displaying some specials innings/moments. And today with Pepsi IPL 2014 making fans go crazy, the features in Starsport just got better with extra features and speedy updates.
If you are a tree climber waiting to watch cricket on the second floor, or a person who stands in groups pushing yourself to see the scores on that one TV or someone like me who records the live shows from TV to watch them after a busy day, then these improved features from Starsports are a boon. The apps from Starsports for Android and IOS are noteworthy as it features Fastest Scorecard, Real time in-game statistics, Ad-free LIVE match streaming and is the World’s 1st video timeline for Cricket with HD Video Streaming. It had changed the way I watch Cricket at the comfort of my zone, anywhere and anytime.
Improved features of Starsports.com
With Starsports online, you can get to see the scores of your favourite Pepsi IPL 2014 matches in seconds. The details under the scores gives you a picture of how the match ended which is pretty interesting. The tabs are smoothly move and the website is pretty fast.
REPLAY, SPECIALS and HIGHLIGHTS
This is one important feature that offers filtering and sorting options for the current happenings of Pepsi IPL 2014 in Starsports. The sections are neatly organised with names like Specials, Replays, Highlights, Fall of wickets, Boundaries, Sixes and more. It is much similar to recording the special moments in your TV through the TV recorder but the here Starsports does it for you in much simpler and more convenient manner. Moreover, one can share their favourite video by clicking the orange arrow at the top of each and every videos which directs to Face book,twitter and mail.
An effective feature that is very much unique and attractive to Star sports. I can say that it is one of the most appreciable feature in Starsports. It is also one of my favourite feature as it has interesting aspects of a Cricket making me to watch my Pepsi IPL 2014 moments without a miss. The commentary running of the left side along with the video scoreboard is updated every 4 overs.
Zip Clips as the name says there are short and quick videos which capture key match points in real time. The titles on the Zip Chips like "Bhajji sends Patel packing" and "Rohit drops a difficult chance" are eye catching and makes you to click on them.
SCHEDULES - UPCOMING, CONCLUDES and IN PLAY
This is your calender or precisely notes of the upcoming match dates including those completed and in-plays. Clicking the "View Schedule" directs to a page with more fixtures and results of the match. So with this image, you must be sure to make notes of your upcoming match dates.
As the name says, these are small, informative cartoon snippets. A visual treat of charts made especially for cricket lovers. Bar charts or line charts, circles or squares, Star sports had made the match scores visually entertaining.
Yes, you get the videos streamed lively into your home through Star sports website. The match is said to be streaming with as little as 5 minutes delay. With such a short time, you get an HD Video streaming into your home with whatever devices capable for Internet connection, WiFi or 3G.
And not to forget the social touch added to it. You can invite your friends to watch, share and tweet all in the comfort of your home. Starsports is in its BEST AVATAR for this season.