Last night Indian Premier League thriller between KKR and CSK was a questionable affair for many Quora users. The match took place at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai in front of more than 25 thousand CSK fans.
The encounter CSK and KKR were even more thrilling than the previous CSK match against Mumbai Indians. Kolkata scored a comfortable 202 runs in the first innings, with the grace of almighty all-rounder Andre Russell who scored 88 off 36 balls, an inning that included 11 huge sixes.
Though, CSK fans were pleased with their team’s performance in yesterday’s encounter, be it Mahi’s short but exciting 25 runs inning or Sam Billings half-century off 23 balls. The match was fully paisa-vasool, however, there were some instances in the match that seemed questionable for some IPL lovers.
Users took it to the knowledge sharing platform Quora, to ask about the fairness of yesterday’s IPL match between KKR and CSk. To say specifically, a Quora user asked: “After watching today’s IPL match between CSK and KKR, don’t you think fixing still prevails in the IPL?”
We know this isn’t something welcomed by any CSK fan because their team showed the real sportsmanship on the ground and played as a team to clinch their second win of the tournament.
Although, some of the answers were up to some extent justifiable for the fact that there were some errors in decision making that could signal for some sort of planning. When some believed that the match showed signs of fixing, others supported CSK and MS Dhoni.
Let’s just take a look at some of the answers to this question and take you through a vivid preview of all the answers this question get:
Question: “After watching today’s IPL match between CSK and KKR, don’t you think fixing still prevails in the IPL?”
The First Answer
The first Quora user went against CSK and stated his points on how the match seemed quite planned to him. The first thing he questioned was CSK’s decision of not giving the ball to spinners when it seemed pretty clear that fast bowlers were taking the sufferings in yesterday’s match.
He then went on to talk about Bravo’s poor bowling and Harbhajan’s efforts which were brilliant and still he wasn’t offered to bowl further overs. In a situation, when fast bowlers struggled and were hit for big sixes, Mahi could have experimented with Harbhajan once again. As they were conceiving sixes anyway.
The user also questioned about Rayudu’s dismissal and Kuldeep’s awkward run-up as it seemed to him that the bowler stopped a ball before dismissing Rayudu. Another thing, which was questionable to the user was Karthik reluctance to use Nitish Rana who proved to be a match winner for KKR in the previous match against RCB.
At last, the user he questioned Karthik’s decision of handing Vinay Kumar the final over, who already had a poor economy rate in yesterday’s match. And also, in a situation when KKR had better alternatives bowlers who were capable to prevent to conceive those 17 runs in the final over.
So, this was the first answer, now let’s go ahead and take a look at what the other user wrote:
The Second Answer
The second answer by another Quora user defended CSK’s involvement in any fixing allegations. The user stated the words by CSK skipper MSD and Billings during the presentation ceremony, where Mahi explained about these close cricket matches.
They talked how impossible become possible in the final overs, when teams have a huge total to chase and they have no option but to make it possible.
The Third Answer
The third user called it a game of TRP. He undoubtedly agreed to the fact that cricket matches get fixes, raised a question on last year’s IPL final match. The final match of IPL 10 final saw Mumbai Indians clinching one-run victory over Rising Pune Supergiant.
Moreover, the user went on to call such kinds of matches a TRP gainer and planned thrillers just to get viewers stick to their TV screens. He didn’t agree that yesterday’s CSK-KKR match was fixed but couldn’t resist himself from calling the game a scripted affair.
So, after this, you tell, which Quora user do you support? The first one” who called it a fixed encounter, the second one: to whom the match was clean as a crystal or the third one: who thinks it’s just a game of TRP. Leave your answers in the comment box below.