A senior official of Ticketgenie, the agency contracted to sell IPL tickets, confirmed the rush. “We began over-the-counter sale of tickets to the last two matches on Sunday morning. The KKR-Mumbai match is sold out, except some tickets for the clubhouse seats. About 7,000 tickets remain for the match against the Chennai Super Kings, which we expect to sell by Wednesday afternoon,” he said.
Not just the fans, even the Knights are feeling the adrenaline rush after the victory against Virender Sehwag’s in-form Delhi Daredevils in “the lion’s den” on Monday. Fast bowler Brett Lee tweeted: “Feels great to be at the top of the table with momentum. Got 4 days till our next match, so a great chance to freshen up.”
Fellow Knight Iqbal Abdulla also hit the tweet spot. “Love these moments wen v r at ryt on top. Hope v keep d momentum going,” the spinner wrote.
Knight Riders fan Surja Surja Baladhikari (@SurjaB) summed up the feel-good mood thus: “Sitting with the newspaper and seeing KKR on top of the table. Finally hard work pays off..! Now the DLF IPL Cup is due.”
So does form and momentum make KKR the most favoured team to lift the cup? The Daredevils have been more consistent, playing 11 matches for an equal number of victories as the Knights, who have played one more. Both need just one victory to be assured of a spot each in the play-offs, where the top two teams get an extra shot at the title. Insiders say the Knights know they are on the threshold of a great opportunity and are “quietly confident”. For once, so are their fans.
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