The final match of the Indian Premier League 2023 season was scheduled to play on Sunday 28th May 2023 but was shifted to the reserve day for the first time ever in IPL’s history due to rain.
The rain gods did not show even the slightest of mercy on the reserve day too as the rain has played a spoilsport till now in the match.
The match was started at the scheduled time of 7:30 pm IST with Chennai Super Kings winning the toss and electing to field first which was a very obvious decision.
Their decision though, kind of backfired as Gujarat Titans
posted a total of 214 runs on the board with the help of top fifties from Sai Sudharshan and Wriddhiman Saha. Shubman Gill and Hardik Pandya also played fantastic cameos.
It started pouring down heavily as soon as GT’s innings got over. When the rain stopped and the curators were trying to prepare the ground for the match, a very hilarious thing was seen on field.
The groundsmen were seen drying the practice pitches with the help of hair dryers and sponges. This is being termed as ‘JUGAAD’ by the fans in India.
It is really disheartening to see this as a cricket fan in India because BCCI is the richest board in world cricket and we don’t even have proper equipment for maintaining the ground.
At the time of writing this article, CSK
’s inning had just started and they were given a target of 171 runs to chase in 15 overs.