IPL 2018, Qualifier 1: Here’s the reason why SRH players sported armbands
The Orange army lost to the Yellow brigade in the first match of the playoffs.
Updated - May 23, 2018 10:30 am
Cricket is a Gentleman’s game. Winning or losing a game is secondary. The most important thing is to play the game in the right spirit. Cricket is a game that brings the whole nation together. Whenever an accident or unexpected incidents occurs, it is imperative that people remember those who have suffered and observe a moment’s silence or do something that condemns the losses. Since millions of people are watching a cricket match, such acts spread peace and harmony around the country.
On Tuesday, the Sunrisers Hyderabad were facing the Chennai Super Kings in the all important qualifier 1. The SRH players were seen wearing black armbands in memory of those who lost their lives in the tragic incident in Nangarhar province, Afghanistan. Atleast eight people were killed in an explosion that hit a cricket match in the eastern Nangarhar province.
Over hundreds of spectators were gathered for a nighttime tournament during the month of Ramadan. Apart from those who lost their lives, there were forty-five people who were injured. The investigation for the blast is underway. To see such an incident happening on the cricket field is disheartening. Spectators come to watch an exciting match and an explosion will be the last thing on their mind. It is great to see the SRH players showing sympathy towards the victims of the tragic incident.
CSK into the finals
Williamson and his men failed to defeat the yellow army for the third time this season. The win takes CSK straight to the finals while SRH move to Kolkata to play the second qualifier. It was a bowling dominated day as Wankhede witnessed a low scoring thriller.
SRH scored 139 runs and everyone had written them off. But they fought back and were on top for the major part of the game. Faf Du Plessis played a crucial knock and Shardul Thakur’s late cameo ensured that CSK reached the finals for the seventh time.