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WC Diary: Federer bleeds blue for Team India

Last updated on: February 15, 2015 18:04 IST

Roger Federer with the Team India jersey

Roger Federer with the Team India jersey. Photograph: BCCI/Twitter

Team India and their fans had a pleasant surprise on Sunday. Tennis legend and World No 2 Roger Federer was seen with a Team India jersey even as the Men in Blue were playing their hearts out against arch-rivals Pakistan in their opening match at the 2015 World Cup.

“Dressing up for a gentlemen’s game today #BleedBlue,” Federer wrote on his Facebook page.

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Acknowledging the support for their team, the Indian cricket board proudly put the photograph on their Twitter handle.

“Look who is cheering for us,” read a tweet by BCCI.

Here’s hoping some of Federer’s love turns to luck for the Indian team at the World Cup.

Amitabh Bachchan turns commentator

Amitabh Bachchan

Amitabh Bachchan turns commentator for India v Pakistan tie

Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan donned the hat of a cricket commentator during the high-voltage World Cup match between India and Pakistan in Adelaide on Sunday.

Amitabh Bachchan with kapil Dev, left, and Sanjay Manjrekar

Amitabh Bachchan, right, with kapil Dev, left, and Sanjay Manjrekar

With his famed baritone, the 72-year-old actor did commentary alongside the likes of Rahul Dravid, Kapil Dev, Sanjay Manjrekar, Arun Lal,among others.

Bachchan's debut as a cricket commentator earned him plaudits from several Bollywood stars but the opinion was divided on Twitter.