Sunrisers Hyderabad have kept their playoff hopes alive after a convincing win over Kings XI Punjab by 45 runs at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium on Monday. It was also the final home game of this season for the 'Orange Army'.
Before they play their final two league games, the 2016 winners came forward to pay a special dedication to the unsung heroes who work tirelessly day and night. They came up with a 'Labour Day' dedication to the ground staff with a video. Watch it here.
In the video, the Chief Curator of Hyderabad Cricket Association Chandrasekhar Rao comes and introduces his team and then goes on to say that they have 4-5 grounds where everybody comes together and work as a team to ensure that the matches are held successfully.
One of the ground staff also came forward and revealed how they get the job done.
"I have been working here for the last 16 years. Generally, we start working on the pitch five days prior to the match. It takes 2-3 days for a good wicket to be ready. We try to make the wicket ready in 4 days. However, if there is enough sunshine then 1-2 days are enough for a good pitch to play on."
At the same time, he also said that he loves working on the ground of Sunrisers Hyderabad and calls it his own ground.
"We have toiled hard to make this a good ground and want Sunrisers to win here."
Chandrasekhar Rao then went on to shower praises on his team.
"I am proud to say that I have a wonderful staff who do a very beautiful job."
Even the netizens came forward to hail the real but unsung heroes.
Earlier, even Royal Challengers Bangalore had given a special dedication to the ground staff on social media. Take a look.