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…
The view that we had
left side of the stadium
Right side of the stadium