Interview of Cricket Fans – 52 – Rajasthan Royals

Thank you for your participation in this interview, what is your earliest memory associated with Cricket and how did you fall in love with this sport?

The earliest memory I have is watching the 2003 world cup as an eight-year-old kid. I was heartbroken when we lost the finale to Australia and I even cried lol. To be very honest I have disliked the Australian team since then especially Ricky Ponting. Watching Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar play made me fall in love with the sport, they made every boundary looked so effortless and beautiful.

Have you been to a stadium to watch a match?

Yes, I have seen IPL matches in SMS stadium, Jaipur. And oh my god the experience was just wonderful and so amazing. The energy everyone shows is so amazing and postive and whenever your team wins you get literal goosebumps. My favourite part was when I went to see RR Vs RCB and I saw Kohli and AbD play. Surreal, Unreal.

How has your experience been so far as a fan of this franchise?

Well, we have our highs and lows. It is frustrating sometimes but I love them irrespective of how they perform.

It must be a pretty special feeling of being a fan of a franchise that has won you the first ever IPL trophy in 2008.

Oh yes, when they won the first-ever IPL I felt like I was on top of the world. It was pretty awesome. It made me love cricket more and no matter whoever wins, everyone will always remember that we won the first-ever IPL. I will make sure no one forgets that lol.

Your team has star-studded lineup along with good Indian core. If all of them click together, they can be a pretty destructive team, right?

I agree with you, they are a talented bunch and the team, in my opinion, is balanced. Together they can pull off anything if everyone gives a consistent performance. I really hope that we win the rest of the games, it will be perfect to witness that.

Rahul Tewatia is a player to watch out for since he has won you games twice from extremely difficult situations, few words on him.

I like to address him as Lord Tewatia. He has my utmost respect. He knows how to turn a game around in a matter of few minutes. I would love to see more of his talent and I hope he gets a chance in our national team soon.

Out of all the IPL teams, which is the rivalry you enjoy watching the most whenever Rajasthan Royals play?

I think it will be RCB Vs RR for me as I love both the teams and I’m always in a dilemma because I want both of them to win. But I always support Rajasthan when we are playing against RCB because of birthplace.

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