tThe highly anticipated IPL final between the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) took an unexpected turn as heavy rain drenched Ahmedabad, forcing the match to be rescheduled to the reserve day. While the decision to curtail the game and complete it on the same day was met with confusion by many, the plight of the CSK fans who had travelled from various parts of the country to witness the final was truly disheartening.
These ardent CSK supporters had meticulously planned their trip, booking flights and hotels in Ahmedabad, expecting the match to conclude on Sunday itself. However, nature had other plans, and as rain poured relentlessly, hopes of witnessing the epic clash dwindled. With no choice but to reschedule the match, these loyal fans found themselves in a predicament.
Having not accounted for an overnight stay, many CSK fans were left scrambling for accommodations in a city bursting at the seams with cricket enthusiasts. The late-night decision added to the chaos, leaving these devoted followers in a state of uncertainty. Cancelling their flight tickets, they now faced the daunting task of finding a place to spend the night.
Regrettably, the struggle to secure last-minute lodging proved arduous for these weary fans. As images circulated on social media, the plight of CSK supporters sleeping on the cold, hard floor of the railway station painted a distressing picture. Exhausted from the events of the day and lacking suitable alternatives, they resorted to this uncomfortable makeshift arrangement.
No rain expected on the reserve day
As they lay there, their dreams of witnessing the IPL final in all its glory seemed distant. But amidst their discomfort, a glimmer of hope emerged. These dedicated fans yearned for the rain gods to show mercy on the reserve day, allowing them to witness a full-fledged match and experience the joy that comes with supporting their beloved team. As of the morning of May 29th, no rain is expected at the Narendra Modi Stadium and the CSK vs GT IPL 2023 Final is expected to end its culmination.
In the face of adversity, the unwavering dedication of these CSK fans shone through. Their commitment to travelling long distances, enduring inconveniences, and embracing unforeseen circumstances is a testament to the passion that cricket evokes. As they await the upcoming match, these fans hope that their sacrifices will be rewarded, and their memorable journey will culminate in witnessing an enthralling display of cricketing excellence. Social media was abuzz with pictures of these ardent fans sleeping on the railway platform.
Here’s how Twitter reacted to picture of CSK fans sleeping on railway platform:
That's very sad to see. They all came to experience the IPL finals with full vibrancy but rain gods had other plans. Hope they do get to see a full game tonight.
— Rahul Sharma (@CricFnatic) May 29, 2023
Itna dedicated koi nahi hota paisa barbad kara hai isliye ruke hain
— Twinkiee?? (@Urbandesii_) May 29, 2023
Most loyal fanbase in cricket ? we bleed yellow
— ??.????? ? (@Shivayaaah) May 29, 2023
— King (@prabuddha45) May 29, 2023
Always watch it from the comfort of your home unless the match is being played in your city!
— Uday Musadiya (@Youday_Writes) May 29, 2023
The richest board in the world can't even treat the fans right. Why do people even spend thousands of rupees to be subjected to abysmal treatment.
— Prasad Rajguru (@PrasadRajguru1) May 29, 2023
Abhi Jo bhi Ahmedabad me he or uske pass khana pina Jo bhi karna he vo mujhe dm kar sakta he ?
— Amu (@punofdadda_) May 29, 2023
That's why they are true fans ???
— Sumit Soni (@Sumit_soni911) May 29, 2023
— W. (@CFCstorm_) May 29, 2023
It should be the duty of the clubs to take care of their fans
— Levi (@Goaxt7) May 29, 2023
Should refund today's match ticket fees
— Naman Jain (@Namanjain343) May 29, 2023