Roads wear deserted look as city stays glued to TV for final

  • | Tuesday | 21st November, 2023

Varanasi: Cricket fever gripped the city on Sunday as team India faced Australia in the ICC World Cup final.The city roads, except those leading to ghats along river Ganga, wore a deserted look since the beginning of the match in the afternoon while several groups remained busy performing various rituals seeking blessings of deities for Indias victory since Saturday.In the parks of residential colonies and apartments, giant screens were installed for live screening of the match. In one of the apartments in Manduadih, residents were found enjoying the match with Bollywood actor Nana Patekar, who is in the city for the last few days for a film shooting. Even the ghats along the river Ganga, which remained abuzz with devotees thronging there for Chhath puja, were in the grip of WC final fever as giant screens were also arranged there for live telecast of the match.We also published the following articles recentlyFinale fever: Free pegs, giant screens on SunRestaurants, bars, clubs, and malls in Kolkata are gearing up for the upcoming cricket match between India and Australia. Many establishments have booked tables and are expecting a full house throughout the day. Some restaurants are offering special dishes and drinks named after Indian players, such as Kohli sixers and Bumrah smasher cocktails. South City Mall will be decorated in the Bleed Blue theme and will have dhol players cheering for Team India. Various complexes and para clubs are also making preparations for big screens to watch the match together.Cricket fever grips India as unbeaten hosts clash with Australia in World Cup finalIndia and Australia are set to face off in the highly anticipated World Cup final at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. The stadium, with a capacity of 130,000, will host pre-match extravaganzas, including a fly-past by the Indian Air Force. India has been dominant in the tournament, winning all 10 games leading up to the final. Australia, bidding for their sixth World Cup title, have showcased resilience, overcoming early setbacks with eight consecutive wins. The stage is set for a thrilling encounter that could make history in the world of cricket.Desert storm to Steve Smith revenge: Six memorable India-Australia ODI matchesIndia will face Australia in the World Cup final in Ahmedabad on Sunday. The two cricket powerhouses have had several memorable encounters in the past. Sachin Tendulkars brilliant innings in Sharjah secured Indias spot in the final of a three-nation tournament, while Ricky Ponting led Australia to a dominant victory in the World Cup final in Johannesburg. Tendulkars stunning 175-run innings in Hyderabad and Indias win in the 2011 World Cup quarter-final were also notable moments. Virat Kohlis unbeaten century in Jaipur and Australias victory in the 2015 World Cup semi-final added to the rivalry.

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