If you know me even little, you know my relationship with cricket. Its a kind of love hate relationship. First it was love (during my childhood and teenage years) which turned into hatred as I got married. My husband loves cricket as much as he loves his wife. Its a coincidence that India won the ICC World Cup for the second time in 2011, the year in which we got married. Even the most insignificant matches are cherished by him. Its crazy how he watches matches even after a crazily hectic day. He gets himself occupied even on Sunday mornings; the only hours when he is free from hospital work! He plays professional Delhi Medical Cricket association matches! I am so sick with his obsession!
|Finally at the stadium to witness the madness first hand!|
As we all know the IPL season is going on. For the last four years this season has given us endless hours of entertainment. But this year something thrilling happened. Delhi Daredevils teamed up with Max Healthcare and my husband was given the task of being the official doctor of Delhi daredevils. Its a win win situation. Hubs would be able to watch all the matches live from the ground!
Excitement has been going on. The second match was the most exciting of all. It was Delhi Daredevils against Mumbai Indians. Mumbai Indians as you might know has all the celebs. From veteran mentors like Sachin Tendulkar, Jonty Rhodes, Ricky Ponting to players like Harbhajan singh, Pollard, the team is star studded.
|My Doc hubs on duty!|
Hardik Pandya got hurt in midst of the match. He was immediately brought inside. Hubs wanted to examine him but he had his own physiotherapist. Hubs said that an orthopaedician's advise mattered more. But he was sternly requested by another player not to examine him. My husband did not say anything and just leaned on the arm of a chair in which a player had been sitting. That player only had forbade him to examine Hardik Pandya. He noticed that he had curly hair. He then observed that he was none other than Sachin Tendulkar! His is such a big fan of him that his Orkut status used to be ' If cricket is my religion, Sachin is my God!' He was elated. They talked for a while and his joy knew no bounds. He met almost everyone from Mumbai Indians. Too bad clicking pictures was not allowed.
|With Sam Billings on the day he scored a century...Since he was so down to earth, he let him take his picture..|
I had been listening to all the excitement from behind. Finally hubs managed to get a match pass for yesterday. It was my first IPL match! It was so exciting! I had an extra pass and of course I took my best friend Jaspreet along. As we reached the venue we got two more passes so hubs called one of his acquaintances and his cousin.
The match was between Delhi Daredevils and Rising Pune Supergiants. THough I am a staunch supporter of my home team Delhi Daredevils but I elated that I got to see my current favourite player Dhoni live! The wickets and sixes are the most exciting of all. And the trademark music with all the crowd hooting crazily is a never to forget experience! Too bad that Delhi lost :(
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|At the entry of Feroz Shah Kotla stadium|
|Girls just wanna have fun! Me, Jaspreet and my SIL Gauri sipping drinks as we saw the match|
|My hero MS Dhoni hitting sixes and the crowd getting mad!|
|Having a great time at the corporate buffet!|