India, May 14 -- "Yatra Pratibha Avsara Prapnotihi", nothing describes IPL better than these four Sanskrit words engraved in the middle of the IPL Trophy. The Indian map to its right is symbolic but one would not have blamed the makers had there been a world map instead. This demands a different explanation, coming back to the motto, in English it means "Where talent meets opportunity." In Hindi, it translates to "Jaha pratibha avsar prapt karti hai."

There hasn't been a single season of IPL which didn't throw youngsters into furnace only for a few to emerge as smelted metals. From being in the wilderness for the major part of their careers to straightway becoming household names, the two months of IPL has been changing careers across th...