DareDevils enjoy special break
The agonising wait for Rajasthan Royals' last-ball win over Mumbai Indians that booked them a place in the IPL semifinals turned enjoyable for the Daredevils, who found a getaway from the tension at teammate Tillakaratne Dilshan's wedding.
The 31-year-old Dilshan got married to a Sri Lankan girl at a city hotel and the Daredevils came out in full force to wish the all-rounder and his bride.
"They got married a few months ago but just wanted to re-do it in Indian style," a Daredevils team official said.
The marriage was conducted as per Hindu rituals and turned out to be a refreshing experience for the team's other foreign recruits.
"It was mesmeric. The music, the clothes that they wore, the atmosphere was completely a new experience for me. I had a good time," said Australian pacer Brett Geeves.
And while they were enjoying the wedding, the Daredevils' happiness was doubled by the arrival of the news that Rajasthan beat Mumbai in a last-ball humdinger.
Needing three runs of the last ball, Rajasthan benefited from a misfield and a spilt run-out chance to romp home and continue with their winning streak.
The Daredevils' hearts would have definitely skipped a few beats during the close match but Dilshan's wedding made sure that the team found a getaway from the tension.