The Narendra Modi Stadium was filled with a massive crowd of enthusiastic fans dressed in blue, marking the peak of cricket fever for the major league match between India and Pakistan on Saturday. As expected, thousands of supporters arrived well before the scheduled start of the game, eager to secure their seats in the world’s largest cricket stadium with a capacity of 130,000.
Amidst the crowd, even an elderly Pakistan fan was spotted making his way into the stadium. Fans had already taken their seats, and the Indian tri-colour was adorning the stands even before the toss. A special musical show featuring notable figures like Shankar Mahadevan was organized as a prelude to the highly-anticipated India vs. Pakistan match, the eighth chapter in their historic 50-over World Cup rivalry.
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The excitement and ticket demand for this marquee event had reached unprecedented levels. Virat Kohli, through a social media post, clarified that he wasn’t the source for obtaining tickets. On the eve of the match, Babar Azam humorously remarked that the pressure for tickets exceeded the pressure of the match itself, and sightings of green-shirted Pakistani fans were expected to be scarce in the 132,000-seater Narendra Modi Stadium.
Chicago Chacha, an iconic supporter of the Pakistan cricket team, was also present in Ahmedabad and shared his thoughts with India Today in anticipation of the big game. The atmosphere in the city resembled a festive celebration, with fans sporting Indian colors and rallying behind their team with chants of “Jitega bhai jitega” as they entered the stands.
Jasprit Bumrah and Kuldeep Yadav were instrumental in orchestrating a spectacular downfall of the Pakistan cricket team, accounting for four wickets and significantly aiding India’s commanding triumph at the Cricket World Cup on Saturday. In the presence of an enormous audience of more than 100,000 supporters at the Narendra Modi Stadium, India clinched a seven-wicket victory, extending their unbeaten streak against Pakistan in World Cup matches to eight, a run that commenced in 1992.