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IPL 2016: Not just Rohit Sharma, Quake also shocked Kolkata yesterday

With Tremors Of The Massive Earthquake In Myanmar Being Felt In The City, Journalists Covering The Indian Premier League Match Between Kolkata Knight Riders And Mumbai Indians At The Eden Gardens Press Box Were Literally Rattled.

PTI | Updated on: 14 Apr 2016, 11:45:35 AM
Rohit Sharma


With tremors of the massive earthquake in Myanmar being felt in the city, journalists covering the Indian Premier League match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians at the Eden Gardens press box were literally rattled.

Even as the players and a turnout of 30,000 seemed oblivious to the tremors amid loud music, it was the press box located at the fourth level supported by some pillars and cantilevers that shook for about four seconds.

With the memory of the March 31 flyover collapse in the city (that killed 26 people) still fresh in the minds of everyone, more than 50-odd scribes made a beeline for the exit as the whole structure started trembling, giving the buzzing press box a deserted look.

However in the middle, the toss took place as usual as Gautam Gambhir and Rohit Sharma seemed oblivious.

An earthquake measuring 6.9 on the richter scale struck at a depth of 135 kilometers (84 miles), 396 kilometers (246 miles) north of Myanmar's capital, Naypyidaw, according to the US Geological Survey.

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First Published : 14 Apr 2016, 09:33:00 AM