Fans root for Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni in the den of LSG | Cricket

On Monday and Wednesday, the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Stadium is expected to be packed to capacity as Lucknow Supergiants take on Royal Challengers Bangalore and Chennai Super Kings respectively.

RCB captain Faf du Plessis and Virat Kholi and Glenn Maxwell during a practice session in Lucknow (Deepak Gupta/HT)

Virat Kohli (RCB) and Mahendra Singh Dhoni (CSK) will play in Lucknow for the first time. Both have never played any international or league format game in the city so the excitement knows no bounds here.

“We are rooting for the home team, but our hearts are with Dhoni and Kohli. I of course want LSG to win and lift the trophy, but the fact remains that both my favorite players are beyond any league. I will wear an RCB jersey for Kohli and CSK to support my favorite Dhoni. Once I see the ‘God of Cricket’ on the field, I look forward to cheering both Kohli and Dhoni with full gusto, says Anant Kanchan, who is engineering and stand tickets for both the matches Have bought

KL Rahul-led LSG will take on MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings in Lucknow on Wednesday.

Lucknow Stadium has a capacity of 55 thousand spectators and ticket prices have already been increased for both these matches. “From from 349 12,999 prices start now up to 1,250 30,000 (LSG Lounge). the ticket i bought 500 for hyderabad match this time for the same stand i bought 2,700. But I had promised to take my son to the RCB match, so I had to,” says Rajesh Sikka, a businessman.

A source from the LSG team says that the franchise is expecting a packed house for all the three upcoming matches. “The weather has turned a bit pleasant after the rain on Sunday. Also, Lucknow has one of the best rainwater drainage systems, so even if we get light rain, we can still expect a game.”

The spectators at the Lucknow stadium usually don blue jerseys to support the local team led by KL Rahul but the scenario will be different in the coming matches. “We have huge demand for Kohli, Dhoni and Rohit (Sharma) T-shirts. It will be interesting to see the support for teams from Bangalore, Chennai and Mumbai playing against Lucknow at home ground,” says a T-shirt seller from Nazirabad.


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