Indian cricket is always been known for its crazy fans and the passions that run high in the country. Perhaps for the first time after the COVID-19 pandemic phase, Indian cricket is truly on the road. India is hosting Australia for a short 3 match T20 series, with games in Mohali, Nagpur and Hyderabad. The tickets for the games are selling like hot cakes and the fan anticipation is pretty much expected.
The story as it happened –
Mohali witnessed a full house as India and Australia took to the field for the first time. The same is expected on Friday, during the 2nd T20 at Nagpur. The two teams have a short turn around as they travel to Hyderabad post the game on Friday. The final game on Sunday will be the 3rd and final T20 at the Uppal Stadium at Hyderabad. The southern city is hosting a game after a long time.
Pandemonium and chaos as tickets go on sale –
Fans thronged to the stadium to grab hold of the tickets for the game on Sunday. There was mass chaos as a huge crowd assembled for the tickets. This meant that the police had to resort to Lathi-Charge. The entire episode was caught on camera and posted on Twitter.
Firsthand account of the incident –
Twitter user by the name Ashish posted a video of the entire episode and wrote “chaos prevailed outside the gymkhana ground of secunderabad where thousands gathered to buy #IndiavsAustralia #T20 match tickets. Police use mild force #Hyderabad.
First match in Hyderabad for a while –
It has been nearly 3 years since Hyderabad hosted a T20 match. The last time they hosted was the game between India and West Indies. The visitors had posted a massive 207 on the board. India chased down the target in 18.4 overs, with Kohli top scoring with 94 not out and KL Rahul scoring 62.
IPL expected to be back at Hyderabad in 2023 –
In a massive news for the orange army, the IPL is expected to be played in a home and away format from the 2023 season. The 2020 season was played in UAE, while 2021 season was played at India for the first half, before the 2nd wave came through. The 2nd half of the season was played in UAE. 2022 TATA IPL saw, Maharashtra host the entire league phase, while Kolkata and Ahmedabad played host to the knock out phase, including the final.
@BCCI #HyderabadCricketAssociation this is how hyderabad association issues tickets to fans ,Without separating offline and online counters creating headache to public . #HCA #HyderabadCricketAssociation is the worst ever. @KTRTRS sir please look in to it pic.twitter.com/GZvRnEDm8q— Mani Varma (@ManiVarma_18) September 22, 2022
Complete chaos outside #Secunderabad gymkhana grounds. Crowd in large numbers gathered outside thr ground for purchasing #INDvAUS tickets.— RaviNani (@RaviNani9999) September 22, 2022
Cops use mild force to control the situation.
Why @hydcitypolice beating the Cricket fans ?#Hyderabad #HyderabadCricketAssociation pic.twitter.com/4dYqnYDxHo
This is very horrible, you call us early in the morning for tickets just 2 days before match and now this happens.@KTRTRS@VSrinivasGoud @DonitaJose#Hyderabad#HyderabadCricketAssociation #hyderabadpolice #INDvsAUS #INDvsAUST20 @C4CRICVENKATESH @allaboutcric_ pic.twitter.com/I1pIfwpZ2t— Prince (@urstrulyharish1) September 22, 2022