Sudhir Gautam is Indian cricket’s most devoted fan who has been with the team ever since 2007. The man from Muzaffarpur, Bihar has not missed a single match of the national team at home. He has been an avid traveller with the Indian cricket team overseas as well. Currently, he is supporting the Indian cricket team in Pune and is supporting the team far from the mountain cliffs.
The COVID break has not dented his confidence of supporting the Indian team and despite all the odds, Sudhir Gautam has been with the team at all costs. However, the ongoing three-match ODI series is being played in front of empty stands.
Watching his team play from the mountain cliff has not been easy as Gautam has had to defeat pain and the presence of snakes in and around the vicinity. In a conversation with TimesofIndia.com, Gautam said that he is travelling through the forest to save time and watch the action live.
Sudhir Gautam Fighting Pain To Cheer For Team India
“There are a lot of snakes in the forest. I can travel via road also, but it takes a lot of time. I do not have any conveyance either. That’s why I take the forest route. I have to trek across big rocks during the journey. I have injured myself a number of times during this journey. But when I reach the hilltop, the pain goes away. Zor se shankhnaad karta hun Team India ke liye (I blow the conch loudly to cheer for Team India),” Sudhir said.
Sudhir Gautam has been very close to Sachin Tendulkar who even considers the Little Master as his idol. Sachin has been sponsoring Sudhir’s trips over the years while the latter has been giving him his unconditional love and respect. He recently met him at the Road Safety World Series which was won by the Indian Legends.