The first t20 between Srilanka and India was called off on Sunday after damp patches on the pitch refused to dry up. And despite no game of cricket, we didn’t switch to any other channel because there was so much of everything else happening on the ground.
Although the rain God was a spoilsport at Guhwati’s Barsapara Cricket Stadium, but the fans assured they have all the fun while they wait for the match to begin.
So in perfect synchronization, the capacity crowd sang the national song of India – Vande Mataram – giving us all sorts of goosebumps.
The fans also torched the lights of their phone while singing the national song. For the unknown, India had won the toss and chose to bowl first in the first t20 against Sri Lanka. The next t20 will be played on January 7 at the Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore.
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Besides, the goosebump moment, another thing that caught the attention was BCCI’s juggad to dry the soaked pitch
You may not believe it at first, but even in 2020, BCCI sought to iron and hairdryers to dry the wet pitch. Surely, this didn’t go well with the fans who criticised BCCI for charging a hefty amount for tickets and still not upgrading their equipment to world standards.
Terming it a “school-boy error”, Aakash Chopra lashed out at the Assam Cricket Association (ACA)’s negligence, while VVS Laxman called it an “elementary mistake”.