Setting an example for IPL
The IPL started off with the 1st wicket falling at the 1st ball - much on the same lines as 20-20 Match played on the IPL Eve, by the Deepalaya Cricket Team!
It was indeed a special day for Deepalaya students as they played the match with the students of the Uppingham School UK. It was indeed a friendly match but the excitement was not less than what the world witnesses at the IPL start. The Teams comprised of players in the age group of 15-18 years and was played at the Jamia Hamdard Ground, Delhi.
The Team had a mix of players from both the countries to create a friendlier environment among the two groups. Team ‘A’ won the toss and choose to bat. The opening of the match was very exciting as Sunny of Deepalaya took the wicket of Captain Charlie on the first ball. Following this Sunny took another wicket within five minutes. This created the environment of enthusiasm and euphoria.
As the match was reaching its height dark clouds appeared in the sky and it started pouring, the match was declared a draw after playing 11 overs. However players were not discouraged with this and later inside the stadium they interacted with one another.
Gifts were exchanged between the two teams as a token of love and appreciation. The day ended with refreshments followed by dinner. “We look forward to matches like this so that we can have a scope of getting into the higher forms of cricket in future”, says Saurav of Deepalaya.