The ongoing 13th edition of the Indian Premier League is going on in full-swing. Though the league is being played behind the closed doors, the viewership has touched the sky and BCCI Presidesnt Sourav Ganguly is thrilled with the success of IPL 2020.
Recently, in an interview with India Today, BCCI President Sourav Ganguly expressed his happiness regarding the success of IPL 2020. Sourav Ganguly was himself there in the UAE to oversee the preparations for the cash-rich league which was delayed by almost 6 months due the Coronavirus pandemic. However, he is now at the top of the world with its success.
Calling the success of IPL 2020 as ‘unbelievable’ he revealed that he wasn’t even sure of the effectiveness of the bio-bubble but the BCCI went ahead with the system trusting themselves. He said:
“Unbelievable (ratings have gone through the roof). I am not surprised with that. We were discussing with Star (official broadcasters) and all the people concerned, whether we should do it or not. One month before the tournament, we were not sure. We weren’t sure whether the bio-bubble would be effective.”
“No one knew what was going to happen but we trusted and went ahead. We felt life should return to normalcy, we wanted the game to come back. I am not surprised with the feedback. It’s the best tournament in the world. I can bet you, the IPL has been smashing success in terms of the ratings, the number of people who are watching,”
Further, Sourav Ganguly went on to talk about the way matches have been played so far in the cash-rich league. So far, there have been a total of 4 super-overs, including a double Super-Over between Mumbai Indians and Kings XI Punjab. Besides this, Dada also lauded the way youngsters are performing in the ongoing league along with the superstars. He said:
“Look at the number of super overs, there was a double super (KXIP vs MI) over. Look at Shikhar Dhawan’s batting, look at Rohit Sharma, look at youngsters who are performing, KL Rahul, look at Chris Gayle’s comeback. “Kings XI Punjab are slowly coming back from behind. We are seeing that as well.”
“You get everything in the IPL. The tag line was ‘IPL will get over, but play will not’. The action will continue with the ISL. Hopefully, it will be a cracker of a season again,”