As the days pass by, Delhi with its eminently perplexing smog and pollution gradually keeps getting on people’s nerves. Even after a long run of adversity, Delhiites still put their heads down in front of the raising heads of such a terribly penetrating issue of smog and pollution. Recently one of the instances of such kind got to be envisioned at Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium where Delhi Daredevils took on Mumbai Indians in the 10th season of Indian Premier League. MI stunner Harbhajan Singh after the record breaking triumph against DD was found posting in social media,” it was almost impossible to breath” in the ground.
On that day Harbhajan Singh’s three wickets stood out as one of the major snags for the Delhi Daredevils in their chasing expedition of Mumbai Indian’s gigantic total of 212. Resulting the stumbling block caused by Harbhajan Singh, DD’s scoreboard ended up with a dismal 66 on their native soil. But that earth shattering 146 runs triumph did not get to be cherished in its way back to MI’s dressing room as most of the players were seen suffering from bad throats due to the pollution and smog.
Harbhajan later on posted on twitter that the “conditions were not very conducive for a match” on Saturday. “A large amount of smog made it really difficult for the players. As well as the audience to breathe. This should not be neglected and measures should be taken to reduce it in the future.”
The smog and pollution issue has always been a matter of weighing on for Delhi hence every time such issue arises, the scheduled cricket match gets called off. The recent alike instance was the postponement of the Ranji match between Gujarat and Bengal. The match was scheduled to take place in November 2016 but had to be moved away from Delhi due to the high levels of pollution and smog prevalent in the city.
Trading on a six match winning streak including the win at Kotla, MI now became the first team to qualify for the playoffs in this year’s IPL. They have been the most dominant side so far in this particular edition where they snatched 9 triumphs in their 11 matches.