The thirteenth season of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) is continuing at the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in full swing and has already touched high-ratings. Despite the fact, the president of the Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI), Sourav Ganguly seems much normal and has not been inspired by the ratings.
He said that although the ratings have crossed the expectations, it cannot surprise him as it is already a popular and cash-rich league.
IPL 2020: Sourav Ganguly not surprised with the ratings
“Unbelievable (ratings have gone through the roof). I am not surprised by 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.
He added that no one has an idea that what will happen next as the pandemic was over the nerves a few months back. Although the global pandemic is not over yet, the BCCI dragged the tournament ahead as it is going on in a full-fledged.
“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 by 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,” Sourav Ganguly was quoted as saying by India Today.
Ganguly further praised the stamina of the youngsters especially naming Dhawan, Sharma, Rahul, and Gayle. He mentioned the super-overs that took place between KXIP vs DC and in short, praised the cash-rich league primely.
“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,” Sourav Ganguly added.