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5 reasons why Indian cricket fans are best

Last updated on: March 10, 2015 14:41 IST

With hordes of Indian fans storming cricket grounds in Australia and New Zealand for the ICC World Cup you could be forgiven for mistaking it to be any other Indian venue. Buoyed by the crowd support Mahendra Singh Dhoni's team is on a winning streak in the tournament.

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Indian fans enjoy themselves during the ICC World Cup Pool B match between India and Ireland at the Seddon Park stadium, in Hamilton. Photograph: Vipin Pawar/Solaris Images

1. It is every Indian female fan’s dream to get hitched to a cricketer. The love for cricket and players go beyond the field.

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Sudhir Kumar Choudhary, left, with Indian and Irish fans at the Seddon Park stadium in Hamilton. Photograph: Hannah Peters/Getty Images

2. The cricketers are treated like gods. Sachin Tendulkar would have been just another great player, but in India he is considered God.

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India's mascot, Sudhir Kumar Choudhary, is the man who would travel everywhere to watch the iconic Tendulkar. Now he misses the retired batsman on field. Choudhary is in Australia as well. His visa was processed after Tendulkar wrote a request to the Australian High Commission.

It takes him four-and-a-half hours to canvas himself, and if India are starting a match early he does it at night and does not sleep at all.

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Indian fans show their support. Photograph: Vipin Pawar/Solaris Images

3When you enter the arena and hear thousands of fans cheering for you and chanting your name, magical things do happen. Another reason why Indian fans are loud and proud.

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Indian fans during the match between Ireland and India at Seddon Park, Hamilton, on Tuesday. Photograph: Hannah Peters/Getty Images

4. Dressed in hues of saffron, white and green, the Seddon Park witnessed an unprecedented Indian presence.

No matter where cricket takes the Indian team, our NRI brothers and sisters will always support the Men in Blue.

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Indian fans during the match between Ireland and India. Photograph: Twitter

5. If then cannot be in the stadium they will surely gather anywhere to catch action in the match. Even at odd the hours they will be glued to the television set.

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