Bhubaneswar: The World Cup fever has gripped Bhubaneswar. Cricket fans are leaving no stone unturned to express their support and enthusiasm for team India as Virat Kohli’s men bid for the country’s third World Cup title.
The Men in Blue will battle it out against the top teams of the world looking to lift the coveted trophy at the iconic Lord’s Stadium on July 14th.
After facing a defeat in the first World Cup warm-up match against New Zealand, India made a strong come back and registered a 95-run victory over Bangladesh in the second World Cup warm-up match. This might boost India’s confidence ahead of the premier tournament.
India is up to a great start restricting South Africa to 227. Fans in Bhubaneswar are glued to the TV sets and mobile phones to watch the match live.
“India finished as semi-finalists in 2015 World Cup. It is a tournament which brings phenomenal hopes. At England and Wales, the quest remains the same and we are sure India will lift the trophy this time,” said a group of fans at Sahid Sporting Club.
“In the England conditions India will be dependent on the top batting order for a good start. The middle order too looks balanced, with KL Rahul capable of occupying the number four spot and Dhoni still able to find his rhythm when it counts. We are all excited to great contests and greater cricket,” said Pritam Krishna, a cricket enthusiast.