Ma Chidambaram's Unique Underground River

Beneath the pitch lies an underground river, which naturally regulates moisture levels and makes for one of the best batting surfaces in India.

Home to World's Oldest Cricket Club

Ma Chidambaram Stadium hosts the Madras Cricket Club, established in 1846, making it one of the oldest cricket clubs in the world.

The Spinners' Paradise

The pitch is renowned for being a spinner's paradise, with its dusty surface and low bounce, favoring the likes of Anil Kumble and Muttiah Muralitharan rasid khan also.

A Pitch with a Religious Connection

The stadium's name pays homage to the visionary M. A. Chidambaram, a renowned cricket administrator and philanthropist

Hidden Murmurs of Chepauk

The stadium is affectionately called "Chepauk" by locals, adding an intriguing layer of history and tradition.

Sachin's Love for Chepauk

Sachin Tendulkar's remarkable connection with the stadium began with his first Test century here in 1997.

England's Record-Breaking Chase

In 2008, England achieved their highest successful run chase in a Test match on this very pitch.

The Loyal Pitch Curator

The pitch curator, PR Viswanathan, has dedicated over 40 years to maintain and nurture this iconic pitch, making him an unsung hero of Chennai cricket.