All the cricket fans in the city are in for a treat. Come this Sunday and India will be locking horns with Sri Lanka in Visakhapatnam. The 3rd ODI of the Paytm series is all set to get rolling and here are five reasons why you can’t afford to miss this cricketing extravaganza.
#1 Rohit Sharma’s belligerence
One man who single-handedly dismantled the Sri Lankan bowling attack a few days ago. Rohit Sharma, who is also the standing skipper for this series, looks in prime form and will once again be determined to lead the team from the front. If his breathtaking double century in Mohali is anything to go by, then the fans in Vizag are in for a treat. So gear up for some text-book cover drives, stunning pull shots, and the most stylish cut shots from the bat of Rohit Sharma.
#2 MS Dhoni
How dearly do we remember that blistering 148 of MSD against Pakistan in 2005! The wicketkeeper-batsman mauled the Pakistani bowling attack to announce himself on the international stage. These 12 years have seen MS Dhoni emerge as one of the greatest cricketers of all time. The man, who has scored 9898 runs in ODIs thus far, needs another 102 runs to reach the milestone of 10,000 ODI runs. Given the special place Visakhapatnam holds in Dhoni’s career, we feel it would be a no surprise if the former skipper surpasses the mark on Sunday.
#3 India’s love affair with Vizag
#4 The series decider
The Lankans are certainly in no mood to let this series go away easily. After putting up a spirited show in the Test series, the Islanders shocked everyone by blowing away the Indians in the first ODI in Dharamshala.
However, thanks to a revamped effort by the Indians in the second ODI, the series is now leveled at 1-1 which has turned the Sunday’s game into a decider. So gear up for a cliffhanger as both teams will be itching to get their hands on the trophy.
#5 The beautiful locale
The exuberant chants, the energizing Mexican waves, the loud “oohs and aahs”, and one riveting cricketing match on a strip of 22 yards. How ideal would it be if all these exciting things are experienced amidst the lush green hills in a pleasant climate? So get set to experience an exhilarating 100 overs at one of the most beautiful cricket stadiums in India. Also, as this is a day-night game, you even get to experience the lovely sights of sunset and an illuminated cricket ground.