My excitement was the same as that of the small child, who has just seen the new toy in front of him, as I had seen the India-New Zealand Test Match Ticket in my hand.
Why not ? I was going to see the International Match first time in my life, that too in the Eden Gardens, “Mecca” of the Indian Cricket.
My search for the tickets starts on the saturday evening at Ticketgenie.com, which is the official website where tickets can be found, but I was dissapointed when it shows no availability. Than I checked about the timings when it could be available on ground, but it could be available only after 10am, which means I was going to loose initial couple of hours, but I had no option.
So on the Sunday Morning, we reached eden around 11pm (because of sunday morning extra sleep), and very easily got tickets from the Mohammedan Sporting Club, which was situated just outside of eden gardens. I was like yeeeeeee….
Than finally we headed to the ground which is about 200m from where we have purchased tickets and parked our vehicle.
Inside the Eden Gardens, the environment were terrific, even it is a test match, but still there were Aahhhh and Uuuuhhhh, whenever the Indian batsman misses the balls and there were roars when he hits fours or sixs.
Yes we were lucky to see almost half of the Indian team batting, as in front of me they had loose 6 wickts within 100 runs.
We have been there for the whole second session that is from lunch to tea, after that we departed.
Tickets were also cheap, only between 100-200 rupees.
Overall it was an awesome outing watching the International Match first time that too in a big place.
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