Monday, March 31, 2008

My experience at M.A.C - Simply Superb!!!!

My experience at the M.A.C stadium, Chepauk, Chennai, was terrific.. Me and my friends got the opportunity to watch the first test match between India and South Africa at chennai.. This is my first time Stadium-experience and it proved really mindblowing!!

My first day at the stadium was on the 3rd day of the 5-day match.. We guys enjoyed a lot on that day and the main cause for that was Virender Sehwag!! He was one man stealing the show with his master strokes.. He gave us many reasons to celebrate which includes his reaching the 100, 150, 200, 250 and the 300 mark!! He kept the audience spell bound with his awesome 300 plus mark which made him to be the Man Of The Match!! Numerous boundaries, classic drives, trendy strokes and what not!! One more highlight of his innings was that, he became the Third player to score 300-run mark twice in Test Cricket, the other two being Brian Lara and Don Bradman( if i am not wrong!!)!!!! In short, Sehwag made us feel contented with his commanding innings!!

On the next day( Day 4 ), we entered the stadium with our hearts filled with hopes to witness Sehwag reaching his 400th run.. But unfortunately Sehwag was caught at the slips which marked his innings with lovely 319 runs!! With greater expectations and greater celebrations, we waited for Sachin to open his innings.. But unfortunately, he was dismissed for a duck!! Being an ardent fan of Sachin, my mindset at that moment was,"Its a world record even if its a duck, when Sachin gets it!!!!".. With such an idea, we continued watching the play.. Later, our attention was grabbed by The Wall Of India- Rahul Dravid!! Infact, he gave us some reasons to jubiliate, which includes Dravid crossing his 10,000 runs in test cricket( the third Indian to reach this, apart from Sachin and Gavaskar!! ).. Also, Dravid scored his 25th century in test cricket on the same day..
Once the Indian innings came to an end, our players entertained us with their work on the field.. And obviously, the very presence of Sachin on the field made us feel excited.. The way he acknowledged the crowd was simply fascinating..!!
Our next day on the stadium was not as excellent as the previous ones, but still i liked it.. The highlight of this day was naturally the presentation ceremony as it gave us great pleasure to watch Sehwag recieving the Man Of The Match award!! On the whole, this experience at the stadium, filled us with great memories to be cherished upon!!!!


Guru said...

That pic with ' Congrats Rahul 100 ' in the BG is so so awesome.. The guy who clicked this jus got lucky .. He was just in the right place ..

Nice write up..

btw macha, Brian Lara it is .. ;)

Yayathy said...

Nice post da, some facts which I like to point out is that, sehwag was beaten at 319 and as guru said its Brian Lara and lastly Dravid is the third Indian next only to Sachin Tendulkar and Sunil Gavaskar. Ganguly crossed the mark only in the ODI's

The Pics are really awesome da..