Mumbai: Cricket fans around the world were shocked to see when a leaked Hotstar video of ‘Chennai Super Kings (CSK) vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)’ Indian Premier League (IPL) final surfaced on the internet.
While the teams – KKR and SRH – and their fans will be keeping their fingers crossed as the game takes place at the iconic Eden Gardens today, a leaked Hotstar video, indicating a KKR versus CSK final on Sunday at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, had set the tongues wagging, with Twitter users, claiming the final is “fixed”.
Hotstar Predicted IPL Final So Early CSKvKKR Lmao 😂— Sharan (@hanjiokay) May 23, 2018
After a leaked video, which went viral, on Thursday, which showed that it will be a showdown between MS Dhoni’s men and Dinesh Karthik-led unit. However, Twitter came down heavily, with “fixed” remarks.
All the IPL matches are fixed..— Rohan K (@RoflMarathi_) May 22, 2018
Fully Scripted tournament..
Final will be CSK vs KKR..
Because these two teams are having massive fan following.. SRK & his frnds will come to watch that match..
Television rating will be high..
So BCCI will make sure that KKR goes to the final..
How u are knowing That Damnn upcoming match results???How Bro..??— Ramsai (@Ramsaee22) May 22, 2018
However, the actual story has just got more clearer as a promo of CSK-Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) final broke the internet soon after, meaning that the broadcasters were just preparing in advance for the final.
This has just come hours before the Qualifer 2 game between KKR and SRH in Kolkata on Friday.
Although IPL has been giving more than handful of cricketers a livelihood, a chance to brush shoulders with the legends of the game and giving a boost to their hopes to represent their country, the tournament has had its share of controversies such as spot-fixing in IPL 2013, following which the then CSK team principal Gurunath Meiyappan was implicated in spot-fixing and betting case, and led to bans on three RR cricketers Sreesanth, Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila were banned, with their co-owner Raj Kundra, like Gurunath Meiyappan, was banned for life and CSK and RR were suspended for two years....