After a good time at the barrage we all moved next to our next destination of interest and it was Barabati Stadium Cuttack. I used the word interest because it is a cricket stadium and the world knows the fact about the country India that here cricket is not a mere game or a simple addiction. It is a religion and the god is our own beloved master blaster Sachin Tendulkar.
Usually we all go to a stadium on the day when matches are being held as the environment at any stadium in India during any match is way too good and electrifying. The stadium when we visited was all empty but we managed to get inside it and have a seat. I also got to chat with the grounds man present there and it was all because of the presence of a good friend accompanying us in this trip who had sources inside the place.
We learnt a fact or two that the stadium was constructed out of a place of the Barabati Fort which we had visited earlier and can house a crowd of 30000 people at a go. The place has a lot of history and India’s 3rd international match in the country was also played at this ground and since then this ground has been in existence and doing well.
The place was never a popular Test match site but is frequently used for One-day cricket matches and even T20 internationals when India plays at home. It is also a popular stadium because it’s the home ground for one IPL team and many of the league matches are played here too. The stadium has been historically important and it’s beautiful too. We got the opportunity to walk on the ground and go near the pitch too but not to touch it as it’s forbidden since it’s an international site for cricket games.
The atmosphere at the Barabati Stadium Cuttack was great and we were excited to watch a match at such a stadium which is of historical importance. Thus we decided to come here again if a match is held here as we wish to experience the lively environment. However, for now we had to move on to the next destination in our trip. Now i’m not affraid of travel booking. Who thought installing a travel organizer app would make things so easy for me.