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Home > Cricket > The Cup > First Look

Rousing send-off for Team India

Harish Kotian | March 02, 2007

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It was a send-off the Indian cricket team hardly expected. A huge crowd waved goodbye and wished them good luck as they left the country for the 2007 World Cup from Mumbai early Thursday morning.

Over a thousand enthusiastic cricket fans turned up at the Mumbai international airport, waving flags and chanting 'Come on India' as the team departed for the West Indies.

"India win will this World Cup. Go India go," shouted the fans, dancing and frantically waving the tricolour.

It was chaos all around as the fans kept cheering even long after the team disappeared into the airport terminal. It was a rare sight too for the airport security personnel, who had a tough time dispersing the crowd.

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