If you heard Jana Gana Mana during India vs Pakistan matches in Johannesburg, Mirpur, Colombo, Kolkata, Birmingham, Adelaide, London and Manchester, you would agree that the atmosphere at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Sunday was a bit different. was kind. At least 60,000 of the 90,293 people on the field were Indians and Jai Ho Jai Ho created an atmosphere like never before. Anyone can get emotional in such an environment, even if it is Indian captain Rohit Sharma, whose face was full of emotion.
Samiran Choudhary, a resident of Kolkata said, “I am going to open my first restaurant in Bangkok and there was a lot of pressure due to travel related issues. My visa was canceled once and I applied again and secondly I got the visa. I bought a one-way air ticket for Rs.1 lakh to reach here on match day.” His friend Dipanjan Ghosh was under no such stress as he has been living in Melbourne for the last 12 years.
He said, “I have never missed India’s match in any format at the MCG. I have also seen Ashes matches but have never seen such an atmosphere.” Two Pakistan supporters, Abbas and Azaan, had come here from Sydney and wanted to be present in every Pakistan match. In fact, the city of Melbourne was painted in the colors of the match between India and Pakistan since morning. Fans from India and Pakistan were dancing together near the famous Federation Square. The noise was crossing a certain decibel figure but no one was worried about it.
A Sardar ji shouted the slogan Ganpati Bappa Moria and the rest of the Indians along with him also added to their voices. Some visitors from Britain were dressed like sadhus. An enthusiastic Indian journalist asked an elderly man, “Babaji, will you bless the Indian team. The best part among the spectators was that he did not show any kind of aggressive attitude and enjoyed every moment of the game.