Okay..!! So, yesterday, I finally got to see the IPL match in Delhi. Mumbai Indians vs. Delhi Daredevils. And it was such a dissapointment. Gah..!! Obviously, I was supporting Delhi and so were the 50,000 people present at the Firoz Shah Kotla cricket ground. It was a sight to watch. The stadium was jam-packed. The crowd roared for Delhi's victory. But the daredevils, as they are called, failed to keep up with the expectations of all those who were there hailing for the team which belonged to the capital of India.
I am not really a cricket fan. Well, I was at one point of time. But the Indian Premier League (and the T20) could not keep the spirit of cricket alive in me. I somehow did not like the concept. Infact, you would be surprised to know that I showed absolutely no interest in the first two seasons of IPL and here I am planning to attend all the matches of IPL season 3 (ofcourse which are to be played in delhi).
Yes, I have suddenly developed an interest in cricket. I keep questioning my younger brother for he is a big fan of cricket and has all the figures and stats on his tips.
So, I was telling you about yesterday's match. You know what, I was quite surprised that all the people there were cheering for Sachin Tendulkar even when he was from the Mumbai team. I mean seriously guy. I had assumed that everybody would cheer for delhi and wish for the delhi players to win. On the contrary, it was Sachin who got the cheers. He came, smashed a few boundaries and the crowd roared for more. And his hits became bigger. Thats what I like about this man. He goes with the crowd. He makes his fans happy. No wonder he has become legendary. The dilliwalas cheered for Sehwag as well. But it was definitely not as loud as it was for Tendulkar himself.
I sat with a sulking face when the people around me shouted for him. I really wanted delhi to win. Tendulkar or no Tendulkar. Its delhi, for Christ's sake. You are actually boosting the morale of the opponents by cheering for them. But as they say, yeh dilli hai mere yaar, bas ishq mohabbat pyaar. So, we had to make the mumbaikars feel at home.