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Cricket and Me - Part 3

Please read the two post below as this is the continuation of the same. Mathew Hayden with the little mongoose bat and Murali Vijay entered the scene. A huge roar welcomed them. We had Yousuf Pathan starting the proceedings.CSK batted well and Murali Vijay was hitting boundaries at will. Hayden though choose to play the second fiddle. The real time action was awesome and contrary to my belief that nothing would be visible I could clearly see the people on the field and identify them without the help of the big screen. It was raining Sixes and fours from the start and it continue .Hayden was the first to go and I saw a dismissal Live as it happened near to the place I was seated. good catch though. Suresh Raina joined the party and also helped the score move along. As the lights started fading up came the Flood lights.There was one directly opposite to me as well.  The introvert in me died in the atmosphere of celebration and I also joined the crowd screaming and showing the four

Cricket and Me - Part 2

Please read my earlier post " Cricket and Me "   before reading this as this is a continuation of the earlier Post. With the ticket in my hand I had the day marked in my calender, mobile, Outlook etc. IPL 2010 started with a bang and it was huge event in the Indian cricketing calender as last year's IPL was packed and sent to foreign shores because of the General elections and security issues. The match for which I had the ticket was between the Chennai Super Kings(CSK) and the Rajasthan Royals -RR (Shilpa Shetty's team and the inaugural champions).  My choice for this match was because  it was at 4:00 PM and hence would end by 8:00 PM so that the transport was not a problem and I could use the train without any apprehensions. Also the match would have Dhoni, Shane Warne and the big hitting Pathan (Yousuf) who's fame has sky rocketed because of  IPL these days. The day came and it was a Saturday and a long weekend too. Decided to reach the Venue an hour bef

Cricket and Me

Anyone interested in the game of cricket would always agree with me that the experience of watching it on the field is a great one. I always had this desire to watch a cricket match in the stadium but somehow had to be satisfied by watching it on TV. Being in Chennai and having  MAC in the city this is something that I had in my mind ever since I had this  desire. The biggest impediment to this desire was the serpentine queues in which one has to stand when the counters open for it. This was something that i could never achieve and every time a match was announced I would dismiss the idea saying thats not for me (Remember Film Thiruvilayadal and Dharumi saying...Namakilla...Namkillaa). Some thing of that sort. In 2000 where I had a Central govt client with whom I was working on a Project, I saw an opportunity of getting this long time desire getting fulfilled. They had some tickets from some link that they had in the stadium and were issuing this to their counterparts.I was close to a