IIT Madras Stumps Students With Question on MS Dhoni Led Chennai Super Kings Ahead of MI vs CSK IPL 2019 Qualifier 1
MS Dhoni in Chennai Super Kings (CSK) jersey. (Photo Credits: Facebook)

Chennai, May 7: The Indian Institute of Technology- IITs, are known for the cut-throat competition it takes to make it to the institute by clearing the highly competitive IIT-JEE examinations. Even otherwise, the courses are rigorous enough to make the best of the students feel at sea. However, the state of Tamil Nadu and its capital Chennai, loves its Cricket and cinema stars like no one else. Further proof of this fact was given by IIT Madras, and the effort was recognised by none other than the governing body of Cricket, the ICC. The Indian Institute of Technology (Madras) asked a question in one of its papers which is related to Mumbai Indians (MI) vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Qualifier 1 of Indian Premier League (IPL), 2019, that will be played on Tuesday evening, May 7. Faf du Plessis Speaks in Hindi Ahead of IPL 2019 Qualifier 1 Match Between MI vs CSK, Watch Hilarious Video.

With the IPL season 12 entering its virtual semi-finals clash, known as the Playoff stage, the enthusiasm among the fans is at an all time-high. IIT-Madras took advantage of the situation and asked a question in its semester end question paper for students of Material and Energy Balances. CSK vs MI, IPL 2019 Qualifier 1: Four Best Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians Matches in Indian Premier League History.

The question asked the students to suggest what they feel would be the right decision if Dhoni wins the toss against Mumbai Indians (MI) in the match to be played at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. CSK vs MI, IPL 2019 Qualifier 1 Match Predictions: MS Dhoni's Chennai Super Kings or Rohit Sharma's Mumbai Indians, Who Will Seal a Spot in IPL 12 Final?

The question read, “Dew can play a major role in day-night matches. Excessive dew in the outfield makes the ball wet. For spinners, the challenge is to grip the wet ball and get it to impart spin. For fast bowlers, it is difficult to hit the desired length. Hence, this can put the fielding team at a disadvantage. During IPL 2019, Chennai Super Kings are likely to play a qualifier at Chepauk Stadium on May 7. As per the weather forecast on May 7, the relative humidity in Chennai is expected to be 70 per cent. The temperature at the start of the game is expected to be 39 degrees. At the beginning of the second innings, the temperature is expected to drop to 27 degrees. Based on this info, if Dhoni wins the toss would you recommend batting or fielding first. Justify your answer.”

Read the ICC's Reply in its Tweet on the Above Question

The ICC appreciated Professor Vignesh at IIT-Madras for making the exams relevant to important by adding "real-life issues." And indeed, the question does give us the impression that IIT is not just about numbers, equations and that it's not all rocket-science.