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'Musibat me Kohli ji hi kaam me aate hai' - Fans abuzz as spectators use massive Virat Kohli banner to protect themselves from rain in Narendra Modi Stadium

A massive banner of Virat Kohli was used by spectators in Narendra Modi Stadium as a shield amidst heavy rains. Here's more.

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Due to a sudden change in the weather in Motera, the much-anticipated Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 season finale has been postponed by one day. The Indian Cricket Board has informed fans that their tickets from Sunday's game will still be valid for the match's conclusion on Monday. However, ardent cricket fans are currently experiencing the effects of this unexpected weather change.

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Thrilled people descended on the Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium on Sunday in anticipation of the Gujarat Titans and Chennai Super Kings' highly awaited match. In particular, the latter's supporters had gone there in large numbers in anticipation of watching renowned cricketer MS Dhoni play his final match. Sadly, the rain gods disrupted both the opponents' teams' rhythm and the plans of these committed travelling fans.

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However, fans had to go through nature’s wrath. The incessant rains meant that moving in and out of the stadium came as a big deal. Especially for people who didn’t anticipate rain at all. Many who travelled without umbrellas or rain coats found shelter under the huge banners on display in and around the Sports complex. One among them with Virat Kohli on it created quite a buzz on social media. The photos, showing a handful of fans using the banner as a protective gear, went viral in no time. Several fans joked on social media saying Virat Kohli is always there for his fans.

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Gujarat Titans will be crowned the winners if there is no final because they finished first on the table and had a higher ranking than Chennai Super Kings. After 14 games, the Gujarat Titans finished first in the group stage with 20 points, beating the Chennai Super Kings, who had 17 points.

Forecasts indicate that Ahmedabad may experience afternoon thunderstorms as well as cloudy conditions for the remainder of the day. There is a 24% probability of thunderstorms during the day with a 40% likelihood of precipitation. A day with a high of 39 degrees Celsius and 45% humidity is what fans can expect.

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