Bhubaneswar: Ready for the second T20 match between the iconic Barabati Stadium India and South Africa. Excited fans, who were making their way into the stadium, cheered for the host side as they knew there would not be a dull moment in this thrilling encounter. After witnessing two such T20 Internationals at the Barabati Stadium sometime back, thousands of cricket fans once again prepared for some big hits as they made their way into the stadium for the second game of the five-match series.
There was a frantic crowd among them; Still, he missed the chance to see some of the biggest stars of Indian cricket like Rohit Sharma. Virat Kohli between.
Apart from this, the new captain of India KL Rahul was also ruled out due to injury. Nonetheless, fans are supporting the hosts for good to come. They need to win the second T20 to level the five-match series. Significantly, India lost the first match at the Arun Jaitley Stadium quite heavily.
We are hopeful that India will win the match at this historic venue. We are overwhelmed to see the players at our home ground,” said a cricket fan.
“After a two-and-a-half-year ban, we got a chance to watch an international match in Barabati. We are very happy to see the match at our home ground. India will win,” said another.
Before the match, BCCI President Sourav Ganguly also reached Bhubaneswar. He went to the Mayfair Hotel where players of both the teams were staying. Before leaving for Cuttack, Ganguly met Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at the ‘Naveen Niwas’. The CM presented the Hockey India jersey to the BCCI President.