Chennai Super Kings beats Mumbai Indians

It has been more than 2 decades since I have been to a Stadium to watch a cricket match live, the last time was during my School Days that too only once and I remember it vaguely. So yesterday when I went to MA Chidambaram Stadium (Chepauk, Chennai) with my son to see the match it was pure fun. I didn’t want to go through the parking hassles so I left my car in a relatives house in Royappetah and went to the stadium in an Autorickshaw – a wise decision that helped us to reach to our seats by the start of the match at 8 PM. The atmosphere was dynamic with popular Tamil film songs playing for every 6 runs, 4 runs and during breaks. The stadium was packed with people everywhere – all were enjoying themselves, cheering the entertainment below by waiving, dancing, playing music & whistling. We got good seats in Gate 13 (T-3) area which was right in front of the pitch and with an excellent view.

Pitch Setup in the break - Chennai Super Kings 23 April 2008 Match
Pitch Setup in the break – Chennai Super Kings 23 April 2008 Match

The match was played between the home team “Chennai Super Kings” (owned by India Cements & captained by M.S.Dhoni) and “Mumbai Indians” (owned by Reliance Industries and captained by Harbhajan Singh in absence of Sachin Tendulkar).  My home team “Chennai Super Kings” won the match by 6 runs which was largely helped by the superb batting performance earlier by the pair of ML Hayden (Australia) and Suresh Raina (UP, India). Captain Dhoni came in during last few overs but entertained the crowd with his few hits to boundaries.

Everything was great during the match, except for the main scoreboard being updated poorly and for the hot Chennai summer weather. After few overs of second innings it was getting late and becoming unbearably hot, so we had our dinner in the MCC club below and returned home to watch the remaining overs in the comfort of Air Conditioning in our house:-). Will I do it again, certainly “Yes” for another IPL/T-20 match but next time not during the summer.

One Comment

  • Dr. Arun K.Shanker

    I wrote a song on Chennai super Kings
    Here is my pattu (Gaana)
    Chennai Super Kings all the way
    "Enga captain Dhoni
    Enga bowler Goni
    Unga munjilla saani
    varran eppo Ntini
    Avuankku neenga theeni
    Ethu T Rajender Paani!
    Enga bowler Murali
    Avan ball varum surili
    Yedupan unga gilli
    bowling pooduvan Amarnath
    Catch pidipan Badrinath
    Enga Alrounder Oram
    ungala kattuvan oram
    Enga hitter Hayden
    Avanukku pottu paaru Maiden
    Avan Addichaa neega done done
    Enga batsman Hussey
    Avanukku run na pasi
    Enga death bowler Sharma
    Ungala akkuvan kurma
    Yenga Keeper Patel
    Neenga yellan ambel"
    Ithu thaan enga songu
    Naanga aada maatom bongu!!