IPL action comes home and how!
The Indian Premier League (IPL) bandwagon has finally arrived in the city. Even though fans may be disappointed with Deccan Chargers’ run in Season-5, there’s no denying that they are looking forward to watch the home team in action for the first time this year in Hyderabad. Chargers play Kings XI Punjab at Uppal.
Fans are excited about the prospect of catching their fav-ourite stars in action. Shoaib Ashraf, 24, will be at the stadium with two friends on Tuesday. Shoaib, who has been playing professional cricket for eight years and was a part of BBL, said, “Despite the fact that our team is not doing its best, we are looking forward to the match. For a cricket fan like me, this is a great opportunity and I am particularly keen on seeing Dale Steyn perform.”
Cricket buff and a cricketer in his own right, Shishir Kumar Prasad, who works at DE Shaw, has already planned his day out. He will head to a pub with his colleagues and catch the game on a giant screen. “People keep complaining that the home team isn’t doing well, but cricket is not about being competitive all the time. It’s also about some entertainment. I am also looking forward to Shaun Marsh’s innings. I hope he gets the momentum going,” he said.
This excitement is not just restricted to Tuesday’s game. People have started preparing for the second Hyderabad game too. Vivek Gupta, who works for a CSE firm, plans to watch Decccan Chargers’ game against Delhi Daredevils on May 10 at the stadium. IPL is all about winning and losing, and as Shane Warne recently tweeted, “The essence of the IPL was about helping young Indian talent and mixing them with all the International players and breaking down barriers....” It’s time we proved Warne right!