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.
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