The second match of the T20 series between India and South Africa will be played at the Barabati Stadium in Cuttack. Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has bought the first ticket for this match. Orissa Cricket Association President Pankaj Lochan and Secretary Sanjay Behera reached Naveen Patnaik’s house and gave him the first ticket for the match. Patnaik can also reach the stadium to watch the second T20. This series is starting on June 9, while the second match will be played on June 12.
Will Naveen Patnaik reach the stadium to watch this match or not?
Although, no information has been given about whether Naveen Patnaik will reach the stadium to watch this match or not, but after buying his ticket there are speculations that Patnaik may come to the stadium to watch this match. In the final match of IPL 2022, Home Minister Amit Shah was present in the stadium with his wife. After this, Patnaik can also come to the stadium to watch the match like Shah.
Pankaj Lochan and Sanjay Behera went home and gave tickets
Orissa Cricket Association President Pankaj Lochan Mohanty and Secretary Sanjay Behera reached Naveen Patnaik’s house and gave him the first ticket for the match. Along with this, told them what arrangements have been made for easy sale of tickets. If Naveen Patnaik reaches this match, the Orissa Cricket Association will have to make additional arrangements for his safety.
India will play under the captaincy of Rahul
For the first time in this series, India will play a T20 match under the captaincy of KL Rahul. Rahul has previously captained India in one Test and three ODIs. All these matches against South Africa and India had to face defeat in all. Players like Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah and Ravichandran Ashwin have been rested in this series. While Ravindra Jadeja and Suryakumar Yadav will not be part of this series due to injuries.