Cricket fans in India began their day on January 30 on a high as India U-19 team beat Pakistan by a massive 203 runs and entered the finals of the ICC U-19 World Cup. Since it was an Indo-Pak clash and that too a world cup semifinal, a large number of Indian spectators came to the Hagley Oval in Christchurch to see the Indian colts hammer their arch-rivals. Meanwhile, a newlywed couple was also spotted in the stadium who proved why India vs Pakistan games have always been so important and interesting.
A picture was shared on the official Twitter handle of the ICC Cricket World Cup where a couple could be seen sitting together in the lawn area of the venue and enjoying the game. But the thing which attracted everyone was the banner they displayed. It was written, “ON OUR HONEYMOON BUT CRICKET IS MY FIRST LOVE“.
Here’s the tweet:
— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) January 29, 2018
From their get-up, it was clearly visible that the couple was a huge fan of Rahul Dravid. Both of them had put on a white T-shirt at the back of which it was written ‘DRAVID u-19‘. Well. it was a very nice gesture from them as they spared time from their honeymoon to witness an epic clash between these cricketing nations in New Zealand.
After beating Pakistan by 2-3 runs, the Indian colts celebrated their victory by clicking selfies with the spectators who came to cheer them up.
Here’s the video:
The moment India booked their passage to battle Australia for a fourth #U19CWC title, with the celebrations continuing off the field with their passionate supporters at Hagley Oval! pic.twitter.com/cx5oE8HYSy
— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) January 30, 2018
India U-19 vice-captain Shubhman Gill bagged the ‘Player of the Match’ award for his magnificent knock of 102* runs. It was his fourth consecutive 50+ score in the ongoing tournament. After defeating Pakistan, the Indian teens will be playing Australia in the finals on February 3. India becomes the only nation to appear in the final for a record 6 times.