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Cricket is my passion and a part of my soul. It's difficult to say when and where cricket sparked my imagination, but all I can tell you is that, it was love at first sight. Cricket is a common bond that can unite many people with diverse views and beliefs. In our country at least, the outcome of a match can drastically determine the mood swings of a person. Bangaloreans have always been fanatics of the game, and watching a game of cricket at our theater of dreams - The Chinnaswamy Stadium is just an excuse for a million like me to relax and de-stress. The adrenaline rush can be felt as far as 20 km away from the stadium. Watching the roads lined up with people gearing up for the match, people carrying flags and paint on their face is a sight that multiplies the excitement several fold even before the journey to the stadium has begun. Bangalore is the only city where a distance of 20 km can be made to feel like 200 km especially on a day when there is a cricket match. The bumper to bumper traffic, the constant honking and the traffic restrictions can make it look like it would take us an eternity to reach the venue, but once you step out, the sight of the stadium gives you goosebumps. The players waving out to you feels like a personal truimph, being spotted on the big screen feels like we've been recognised by the Prime Minister of India and getting an autograph from a player is almost like immortalizing the pen with which he signed it for you. If this doesn't get you going then surely the music played out by the DJ would give you the kick to rock and roll, something that would put most discos in the world to shame. Namma Bengaluru is the name and the spirit of the people is something that adds to the color, sugar and spice. So if cricket is your religion and the players are your idols then you are not alone, there are millions of fans across the world who shares your passion for the game in equal measure.
It's the semi final of the CL-T20 between Mumbai Indians and RCB. MI have lost their 9th wicket and need 8 runs to win off the last 4 balls. Join me for the coverage of the last 4 balls. I tell you what, the excitement of the crowd, the nervous energy of the players and the tense look on the team owners is a picture of thrill. Feel the spirit and the essence of the game in this podcast.