Getting to meet your favourite Indian Premier League stars and spend time with them is a dream thousands of young kids cherish.
While many find it hard to meet the players in person, the overseas players from the Deccan Chargers made sure they not only met their young admirers but passed on some cricketing lessons to the kids from a city school on Saturday morning.
Deccan Chargers tasted their first win of the fifth season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) as they beat Pune Warriors by 19 runs at the Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium here on Thursday.
It took an all-round effort by Deccan Chargers for their first win, having suffered five consecutive losses.
Deccan Chargers posted 177 for four in their Indian Premier League match against Pune Warriors at the Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium here Thursday.
Australian Cameron White top scored with a blistering 78 off 46 balls. Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Marlon Samuels and Rahul Sharma took a wicket apiece for Pune.
Winless Deccan Chargers will look to breathe life into their IPL-5 campaign when they take on Pune Warriors at the Subroto Roy Sahara Stadium here on Thursday.
Luck hasn’t really gone the 2009 IPL champions’ way this season and have often been found at the receiving end of singular performances by opposition players.
As one enters the Mayfair Lagoon hotel where the teams are housed here, a deft handiwork made out of sand greets you.
The work, carved by Sudam Pradhan, highlights the two teams — Deccan Chargers and Kolkata Knight Riders — that would fight it out in the middle at Cuttack on Sunday. “It is my way of welcoming the two sides.
The Deccan Chargers landed in Bhubaneshwar on Friday afternoon for their match against Kolkata Knight Riders.
The Bulls play their fifth game of the season, and will be keen to turn their fortunes at their ‘home ground’ —Barabati Stadium — in Cuttack on Sunday.
The former champions headed straight from the airport to hotel Mayfair Lagoon where they are put up.