Cricket fans throng Visakhapatnam ahead of India-Australia match

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

VISAKHAPATNAM - Cricket fans from across the country have arrived in Visakhapatnam to see the second One-Day International (ODI) match between India and Australia being held here on Wednesday.

Sudheer Kumar, a fan from Bihar, said he has not missed a single match of the Indian cricket team in the past eight years.

“I have gone for the international matches on my bicycle. In 2007, I went to Bangladesh on my cycle to cheer for the Indian cricket team. I have also been to Pakistan on my cycle just to cheer for the Indian team,”

“From 2002 till now, I have not miss a single cricket match that has taken place in India. I have seen 163 ODIs, 26 Test matches, four Twenty-20s and 29 IPL (Indian Premier League) matches,” said Kumar

Kumar also got haircut in the shape of the Indian flag.

“The youngsters have got a good opportunity to exhibit their talent and I am sure they will do wonderful, and I am sure they will give a tough fight to Australia and they would be the winner,” said Gokaraju Ganga, Secretary of the Andhra Cricket Team Association.

Security arrangements have also been tightened ahead of the match. By Basi Reddy (ANI)

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