New Delhi. Though Champions league T20 had been going on for over 2 weeks now, it was only last night that the realization dawned upon many cricket fans in India that such a tournament was in process. While some fans rued the missed opportunity, others thought it was good riddance.
Apparently it was only when the news about it being the last game of Sachin Tendulkar (in limited overs format) and also of Rahul Dravid (from all BCCI recognized formats) started gathering momentum that people realized that a competitive cricket tournament had been on for quite a while.
“Man, how am I supposed to know? There were no rants or live commentary by Lalit Modi on Twitter, nor did I see great cricket experts like Vinod Kambli and Veena Malik appear on random news channels to give valuable tips and advice to Dale Steyn and Sachin!” explained a hardcore cricket fan who had been watching Balika Vadhu instead all this while.
Even in Delhi, where final was being played, people outside Ferozshah Kotla stadium were unable to understand what this hue and cry was all about until they came to know that a final match was going on with two legends playing their last match.
“I thought some Punjabi family had taken show-off to a new high altogether and had gone ahead and booked entire stadium for a wedding function, and that’s why there was so much noise and light emanating from there,” said a Mumbaikar now staying in Delhi for the last few months.
However, all the fans were not so clueless. Some had suspected a cricket tournament going on when Dhoni’s haircut made some news. But most of them thought that it was a one-off match to create awareness about dandruff free hair.
Sources tell Faking News that BCCI has taken note of this development and has decided to increase the number of IPL teams participating in the next Champions League T20 to make it more profitable interesting.