Published On : Wed, Oct 30th, 2013

City celebrates Cricket before Diwali

Nagpur News.

As the cricket biggies ramped up to exude their wit and style apart from throwing up some batting and balling skills at Vidarbha Cricket Association’s International Cricket Stadium at Jamtha here, the fans rolled on their eyes watching their favorite cricket stars fine-tuning their mettle right in front of them. The excitement could be seen to be believed. The fervor distinctly marked festivities yet before the big Diwali descends to grace Nagpurians. The festival of lights certainly takes a pause before the big Indian cricket mania, and the city was no exception. People took time off their busy Diwali shopping schedule and enthusiastically cut to cricket.

Jubilant Gesture Some of the excited lot hit the stands in the specially tailored costumes that show Indian flag on one side and Australian flag on the other. Now this is what we called the balanced viewing.

Jubilant Gesture
Some of the excited lot hit the stands in the specially tailored costumes that show Indian flag on one side and Australian flag on the other. Now this is what we called the balanced viewing.

The scene at VCA stadium on Wednesday resembled the great cricket fair where Team India took Australia head on at a one day match, sixth of the India-Australia one day series. The celebration includes loud cheers, painted faces, desperation, excitement, rage and craze, all clubbed in one package called cricket.

While the Dhoni stars countered Shane Warne and his boys, Nagpur Today explored the mood on the stands. Let’s take a look

‘Stands’ Up for India Crowd could not help themselves control over their excitement that grew up with every ball thrown and every shot hit.

‘Stands’ Up for India
Crowd could not help themselves control over their excitement that grew up with every ball thrown and every shot hit.

 

Just Kidding…  A kid was dressed up in an attire to perfectly match the colorful atmosphere at Jamtha Stadium.

Just Kidding…
A kid was dressed up in an attire to perfectly match the colorful atmosphere at Jamtha Stadium.

 

Band of Boys… Excited boys tied up bands on their forehead to cheer for Team India.

Band of Boys…
Excited boys tied up bands on their forehead to cheer for Team India.

 

Cricketzy kiya re… An enthusiastic cricket lover got her face and hairs painted in colors to display her devil may care attitude, notwithstanding her craze for cricket

Cricketzy kiya re…
An enthusiastic cricket lover got her face and hairs painted in colors to display her devil may care attitude, notwithstanding her craze for cricket

 

Galaxy of Gazers VCA stadium at Jamtha echoed love for cricket with millions of voices. The stadium was packed to capacity.

Galaxy of Gazers
VCA stadium at Jamtha echoed love for cricket with millions of voices. The stadium was packed to capacity.

 

Cheer Up Girls… Where the guys took turns to hoot support for their team, girls too were not behind and did not miss a single chance to grab the moments of joy.

Cheer Up Girls…
Where the guys took turns to hoot support for their team, girls too were not behind and did not miss a single chance to grab the moments of joy.

Chak De India… A Sikh cricket fan watches the team’s power play in awe at Jamtha stadium

Chak De India…
A Sikh cricket fan watches the team’s power play in awe at Jamtha stadium