A newly-wed couple from New Zealand, who are on their honeymoon, have made it all the way to Indore for day three of the India v/s NZ Test match at Holkar stadium. Some of the Kiwi players even tweeted themselves with the couple on Monday.
Just like them, a few other fans have also made it all the way to the city from New Zealand to support their team as the Black Caps struggle to fight back against India in the last match of the series.
Danny Byrne, another NZ fan, had never seen such a huge turnout for a test match until he witnessed one of the India v/s NZ matches here.
The 48-year-old, who is here in the city to support the New Zealand cricket team, has been dazzled with the crowd’s excitement for the Test match. He is here with friends from England to enjoy the match.
The Kiwi spectators apart, cricket fans present from other parts of the world were of the opinion that BCCI’s decision to choose an uncommon venue has done wonders to bring back the popularity of Test cricket.
Similarly, 54-year-old, Adrian Fox, who is a retired chef from England, has also been watching the Test matches at Indore. Fox has travelled to various venues across the globe to watch cricket matches and says that of more than 15 test matches he has seen at different venues, Indore has been the best one. “People here enjoy cricket and have made a very good atmosphere for their home team. Virat Kohli who is like the new Sachin for India has a huge fan base here,” said Fox.”People here don’t just enjoy cricket by themselves but with us as well and treat us with love. Many approach us for selfies. That makes up feel special,” added Fox.However, Fox and his friend Keith Pledger from London also said Holkar is nice and clean unlike many other cricket stadiums in India.
Meanwhile, Indian spectators kept the excitement alive on the third day of the Test series match on Monday. Though the early morning session did not grab many spectators, the stadium witnessed a decent crowd later in the day.
Just the way Kohli ruled the hearts of people in the crowd during batting, Ravichandran Ashwin was the hero on Monday when India was bowling.
Monday also saw a number of kids walking in with their parents and grandfathers.