Coinciding with the summer vacation and the craze for cricket amongst the masses, there is a 20-over (120 balls bowled) cricket tournament conducted in India. It is called the Indian Premier League (IPL) and most major cities have a team consisting of top cricket players from all around the world. While the tournament takes more than a month to perk up the interest, build up the tension and end in fireworks, one match takes only around 5 hours- A perfect way to spend a Sunday. With tickets ranging from dirt cheap to living-like-Gods varieties, it was too good to miss an evening of fun with a bit of cricket.
We went to the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore, all dressed in Red and Gold to support our home team, the Bangalore Team, The men in Red- Royal Challengers Bangalore against the the Delhi DareDevils.
|The Chinnaswamy Stadium in decked in red to support the home team, Royal Challengers Bangalore|
|Cheer leaders are crowd pleasers.|
|Cheering for the Red Team!|
|Lights are ready and the game is on at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore|
Finally, the lights were on and the players were all ready to get the game rolling!
It was a great match with RCB leading right from the start with AB Devilliers (South African and my son's absolute favorite cricketer) going bersek and hitting the ball all around the stadium. We missed Gayle (West Indies) and his shots as he was out injured.
This was as close to our handsome and swashbuckling batsman and Vice Captain Virat Kohli that we could ever get!
RCB defeated DD on this wonderful evening and the entire city of Bangalore let out a big sigh of contented relief and we had a great evening hanging with the men in Red!