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Old January 9th, 2013, 11:32 PM
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Planning to watch IND ENG 1st ODI live

I am in Rajkot and the Ind - Eng cricket teams are here. The whole town is abuzz with excitement. I am planning to attend the cricket match...haven't done it in a very long time.

I will have to buy in black. Rs 2000 ticket is selling for Rs 3500. That's steep even by US standards.

Well...I'm still debating.
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Re: Planning to watch IND ENG 1st ODI live

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I am in Rajkot and the Ind - Eng cricket teams are here. The whole town is abuzz with excitement. I am planning to attend the cricket match...haven't done it in a very long time.

I will have to buy in black. Rs 2000 ticket is selling for Rs 3500. That's steep even by US standards.

Well...I'm still debating.
it is always a miserable experience unless you are not sitting in pavilion.
But you can sit in stand with your friennds and if they are jandar and not thakele and enjoy the game.I used to enjoy all the matches with my cricket friends from the stands but with my school/college friends all i heard was complaints.
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I prefer
In front of big TV screen at home... lying down & rolling in the hall.

Watching match in the pavilion is no fun if you need to watch cricket seriously.


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Old January 10th, 2013, 08:28 AM
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Re: Planning to watch IND ENG 1st ODI live

Getting tickets has become a huge challenge.

Rs 500 tickets are selling for Rs 2500.
Rs 2000 (pavillion) tickets are for Rs6000.

I'm not even sure how authentic these scalpers are. I might try to get tickets tomorrow at the stadium. Anyone have any experience with this?
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Old January 10th, 2013, 11:53 AM
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Re: Planning to watch IND ENG 1st ODI live

Bought pavillion tickets for tomorrow's match. Will let you guys know how it goes. I've asked the media to keep me out of the cameras because I don't want to be identified.

Btw, today I happened to be driving in front of the hotel when the Indian and English team was boarding the bus in the evening. Fans had gone crraaazy. It was a madhouse and I joined the fun. I got to see them from really close - Kohli, dhoni, gambhir, cook...vagera vagera. I have a video.
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Bought pavillion tickets for tomorrow's match. Will let you guys know how it goes. I've asked the media to keep me out of the cameras because I don't want to be identified.

Btw, today I happened to be driving in front of the hotel when the Indian and English team was boarding the bus in the evening. Fans had gone crraaazy. It was a madhouse and I joined the fun. I got to see them from really close - Kohli, dhoni, gambhir, cook...vagera vagera. I have a video.

haha !

wow , sounds fun. Maine aise kabhi koi match nahi deekha... koi concert tak pe bhi nahi gayi aaj tak

Enjoyy !!
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Re: Planning to watch IND ENG 1st ODI live

After the royal screwup from Eng and Pukis, no I do not plan to watch
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Re: Planning to watch IND ENG 1st ODI live

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After the royal screwup from Eng and Pukis, no I do not plan to watch
me too not wasting time on watching Indian cricket.. no cricket in fact.. BS game to play or watch.. tennis, tt, racketball, basketball are so much fun to play and watch.

I used to play cricket.. pencho stand around and do nothing.. 2-3 hrs for 15 minutes of fun or activity.. nah not worth it.
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me too not wasting time on watching Indian cricket.. no cricket in fact.. BS game to play or watch.. tennis, tt, racketball, basketball are so much fun to play and watch.

I used to play cricket.. pencho stand around and do nothing.. 2-3 hrs for 15 minutes of fun or activity.. nah not worth it.
Eggjactly..it was worse for me, as I used to get out on the first ball
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Re: Planning to watch IND ENG 1st ODI live

kali ... tu dekhne gaya isiliye match haar gaye.

ab picture chipka jaldi. kuchh ladki logon ki li hai to lal mirchi main dikha ...pictures.

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Old January 11th, 2013, 09:14 AM
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kali ... tu dekhne gaya isiliye match haar gaye.

ab picture chipka jaldi. kuchh ladki logon ki li hai to lal mirchi main dikha ...pictures.

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kali ... tu dekhne gaya isiliye match haar gaye.

ab picture chipka jaldi. kuchh ladki logon ki li hai to lal mirchi main dikha ...pictures.

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It was a great match...totally enjoyed the game and the experience.

Let me describe it. I bought a Rs 700 ticket for Rs2800. The match was supposed to start at 12:00. So I reached there are 10:30. There was a huge line snaking across the stadium to get to the security gates. People were standing patiently in line. But it was 11:15 and the line wouldn't budge. There was a roar from inside and people lost it. There was a mad dash to the entry gates. The cops were outnumbered. There was lathi charge going on and complete chaos. Finally, another line got formed. I think they stopped doing security checks and the line moved faster. Then I realized the problem. There was only 1 guy at the security check and so everyone was in single file. How the fuck did they expect to check 20,000 - 30,000 people in one line?? Stupid Idiots!!

People just bolted through the gates. There were 4-5 people checking tickets. They did not allow people to take any water or bags or anything with them. (mobile was initially not allowed, but then they let it slide).

Inside there were no drinks or food. They had a few stalls, but they got sold out in 15 mins. They got more supplies periodically from outside, but they would all be gone in 15 mins. I was lucky to get one small water bottle - one small water between 2 people for an ODI!!! I was dehydrated by the end. I don't understand what kind of idiot planned this. It was a golden opportunity to make a shitload of money...

On the positive, it was a brand new stadium and it was nice. The front half (VIP section) was excellent, but the opposite half was shitty.

The match was awesome. Eng 325, India 315. There crowd had high energy (very few such high profile events in Rajkot), noisy, eccentric!! It was electrifying. I totally enjoyed it. Gambhir, Dhoni, Yuvraj, Raina -all played some fantastic shots. The crowd went berserk!! Too bad we lost...we had a slight chance of winning...once Dhoni got out, things were different.

They ended the game with a light and sound and fireworks show to inaugurate the new stadium.
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Re: Planning to watch IND ENG 1st ODI live

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a huge line snaking across the stadium to get to the security gates.

mobile was initially not allowed, but then they let it slide.
two things.


1) huge line snaking through the stadium to get into the stadium????

2) you had mobile so where are the pics????
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two things.


1) huge line snaking through the stadium to get into the stadium????

2) you had mobile so where are the pics????

I meant snaking along the stadium external wall.

Pics are >1 MB...site allows only 300 kb...I'm too lazy to edit
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