A day that went by….

First of all happy Diwali Folks… Hope u are all having a nice time…

Well yesterday was quite hectic…I was all excited to watch the T20 games in Chinnaswamy stadium…it was my first experience of watching a day night game live inside the stadium

All geared up we left for the stadium by 2:30,on the way a friend of mine got a call saying that apparently there is bomb scare at the ground…and as always my first reaction to that was ‘its a hoax’… being deepavali time some stupid ppl play pranks and have fun seeing other people panic.

Anyway when we turned up at the ground everything looked normal… Not surprisingly there wasn’t too much crowd which is understandable given the fact that the Bangalore-Delhi game starts at 8. So when we got our tickets and were about to enter the ground there was unusually many security checks…. again understandable becoz of the ‘bomb scare’

“No water bottles” “No cameras” “no bags” “Switch off your mobile”

Why no bottles? I mean if they fear that we will throw those on the ground then they are wrong coz there are lots of other stuff which can be thrown onto the ground

Anyway I left my water bottle, switched off the phone… but they allowed my bag and a few eatables…and as soon as I enter the stand I see a whole bunch of police men guarding almost each and every step….but I also saw a few ppl with camera… 😦

And then came another disappointment….”Match will be delayed by an hour”….WTH we are inside the stadium at 3:30 hoping the match starts by 4…but delayed by an hour? What will we do for one and a half hours? There was no reason mentioned and the even the police ‘mamas’ were unwilling to tell what had actually transpired…that’s when we started to think about the worst…Was there any blast? Was any player injured? Then another announcement “Match will start at 5:30″………arrrrggghhhh….

But then when the game finally began, we forgot everything and were hoping for a Gibbs or Duminy classic…but Gibbsy was missing in the line-up…don’t know why….

It was just a normal game, no real blitzkrieg or nail biting finishes… with the cobras coming on top…the athletism and fielding shown by both the teams was fantastic to say the least

As soon as the game was over I just looked around the stadium….suddenly it was completely full and the ground looked awesome with the flood lights beaming and I couldn’t resist taking a few snaps…so I switched on my phone took a few snaps when somebody pat my back…it was the police mama…I knew I was in trouble…had a few friendly chats with the mama and buttered him to give back my mobile..But he was adamant, he won’t give it so easily… finally he agreed to give it at the end of the match…

So happily went back to my seat to watch Jumbo and co. crush the Devils…it was awesome…singing happy birthday to kumble…veeru’s cameo… kumble’s magic  with the ball…RCB’s pathetic fielding…Van der merwe atheletism while bowling…laughing at Nehra’s mistakes….and in the end awe stuck at Ross’ inngs…

Finally took my mobile from the cops and was able to reach home by 1:30

A few pics…

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8 Responses to A day that went by….

  1. sandeep.v.raju says:

    yes the game was great!As a banglorean i know its difficult to get one day tickets when india is playing and i hate test matches,so 20-20 was great from up-close+disc jockey beside us+cheerleaders+crackers+ kumble’s birthday.It wouls be nice if sides had hit more sixes!I am disappointed that all IPL teams r out and unexpectedly Trinidad and tobago are blazing away!?!Glad u finally got ur camera back!

    • srbharadwaj says:

      i love test matches…if u r a cricket fan you would love watching test matches at the ground also

      • sandeep.v.raju says:

        test matches are fine only if india plays pak or aus,one whole day of test match cannot match enthusiasm of 3 hours of 20-20 cricket though !

  2. srbharadwaj says:

    obviously….only when there is a contest you go to the ground….. you dont go to the ground for a bangladesh test match..do u?

    “one whole day of test match cannot match enthusiasm of 3 hours of 20-20 cricket though !”
    If the T20 is played b/n unmatched sides or sides that u dont knw then even those 3 hrs will be super boring…

  3. sandeep says:

    Dont watch sides u dont know? u have to admit that u enjoyed match b/w cobras and bush rangers even though not even a star player was present!Even gibbs was not playing.Even so u must have enjoyed it?I can bet u cannot have time & more importantly patience to watch a test match(dull draw) in a stadium.Maybe in TV when u feel for some time thats all.Im not saying test matches r bad ,but i simply want to see a thrilling encounter than a probable draw match in stadium which i can easily follow whenever i like on tv.And u forgot we watched two thrilling matches in less than half a day and music and cheer from people.Thats the magic of 20-20.
    The fact is that i have never got a ticket for a one day match of india but can easily get a ticket everytime india plays test in bangalore!

    • srbharadwaj says:

      not really if u can get tickets for t20 do u think its difficult to get for ODI’s?
      tickets are just click away now a days..

      “Dont watch sides u dont know? u have to admit that u enjoyed match b/w cobras and bush rangers even though not even a star player was present!Even gibbs was not playing.Even so u must have enjoyed it?”
      >> Yup i did enjoy the games so did others , but do u think ppl wud hav come to ground had there not been the b’lore game?

      “I can bet u cannot have time & more importantly patience to watch a test match(dull draw) in a stadium.Maybe in TV when u feel for some time thats all.Im not saying test matches r bad ,but i simply want to see a thrilling encounter than a probable draw match in stadium which i can easily follow whenever i like on tv”
      >> Common i wud any day prefer a Aus-Ind test match than a domestic T20…the fact if u can get a good contest between bat and ball it dos’nt matter which format u are playing ppl will still watch…and FYI test matches nowadays are far from a “boring dull draw” 80% of the games produce a result now…hope u watched the pak-SL test series and ofcourse the ashes…

  4. sandeep says:

    Dont watch sides u dont follow?U must admit u enjoyed cobras vs bushrangers match.We watched 2 matches in less than half a day!plus cheer and buzz of crowd was amazing.U can always foolow test matches on tv whenever u like,but thrill of live 20-20 is amazing! people around the world watched ipl more than centuries old ASHES.
    In fact i have never got a ticket for a one day for india match in bangalore,whereas i always can get a ticket for a test match!

    • srbharadwaj says:

      U can always foolow test matches on tv whenever u like,but thrill of live 20-20 is amazing!
      >>>>> Thats because ppl want entertainment not cricket 🙂

      people around the world watched ipl more than centuries old ASHES.
      >>>>> Dude dont generalize it to around the world….only ppl in India were obsessed with IPL rest of the folks esp. those in Eng and Aus were hell bent on Ashes to see if Ricky could win a series in Eng or not

      In fact i have never got a ticket for a one day for india match in bangalore,whereas i always can get a ticket for a test match!
      >>>>> Again Thats because ppl want entertainment not cricket 🙂

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