The city of Ahmedabad in India was the location of a recent news event, according to an article published by the AFP news agency. The final match of the Indian Premier League was anticipated to draw a crowd exceeding 100,000 individuals at the largest cricket stadium worldwide on Sunday. The event would also potentially mark the departure of the renowned M.S. Dhoni.
Chennai Super Kings, led by Dhoni, will compete against Gujarat Titans, the current champions, in Ahmedabad. The objective is to secure their fifth title, which would tie the record for most wins in the high-stakes T20 competition.
Under Hardik Pandya’s leadership, Gujarat will be a formidable opponent playing in their home stadium. They aim to defend their title after a remarkable victory in their debut season last year.
In 2022, Pandya achieved a world record for a T20 cricket match by lifting the trophy in front of 101,566 spectators at a stadium with a capacity of 132,000. The organizers expressed confidence that the record would be broken on Sunday evening.
According to a media official from the state association, the grand finale tickets have been completely sold out, and a full house is anticipated. AFP reported this information.
In their second competition season, Gujarat has received significant home support. However, due to the presence of Dhoni, loyalties may be divided.
The 41-year-old individual continues to be a significant attraction in cricket-enthusiastic India. It is speculated that the final match will be his last appearance as a player. However, the wicketkeeper-batsman has stated that he will decide on his future in the Indian Premier League later this year.
Throughout the current season, the ex-captain of India has attracted large crowds to various venues across the country. The upcoming tournament final at Narendra Modi Stadium is expected to be no exception.
According to Sharif, a T-shirt vendor known by a single name, the Chennai number 7 T-shirt of Dhoni is in high demand this year, just like the Pandya jerseys were in the previous year. AFP reported this information.
A juvenile enthusiast donning a Pandya jersey expressed their desire for Hardik to secure another IPL victory. They also expressed their interest in witnessing Dhoni execute the helicopter shot for a six.
During his prime, Dhoni was known for his signature shot – a bottom-handed wrist flick.