Hyderabad: With just hours to the IPL match to be held in Uppal Stadium here, pubs and lounges in the city are getting ready for the CSK-MI clash.
Home to Sunrisers Hyderabad, the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad will host the finals of the Indian Premier League in 2019. Generally a good ground for the seam bowlers, Hyderabad has borne witness to some exceptional matches in this season of the IPL and will host Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings for its second-ever IPL final.
On Sunday, pubs, restaurants, lounges are rolling out special offers to allow fans to enjoy an experience similar to that of a live match. Apart from the live streaming, the joints have also announced discounts on food and beverages and not to forget 'happy hours'.
Pub owners say that the excitement for the match is pretty high in the city. Sitting at a bar and enjoying the match is experience at a different level.
Pubs around Jubilee Hills and Gachbowli have kept special menus for the night at discounted rates.
Talking about the venue, Mumbai have played 10 matches at the venue including the finals of IPL 2017 and have a 60% win record here. This is identical to Chennai Super Kings' record at the venue - 3 wins in 5 matches or a win percentage of 60%.
This season, Mumbai won its match at the venue against Hyderabad while Chennai Super Kings lost. Both teams scored well below the average first innings total at the venue (136 by MI and 132 by CSK) but Chennai could not successfully defend the low score.