Adelaide. Hard to understand what drives hardcore fans and what drives them to travel around the world to support their favorite team. One such person is Bhavishan Rai, 57, of Bedford on the outskirts of London, better known as Babs. With India set to face England in the second semi-final of the T20 World Cup on November 10 at the Adelaide Oval, Rai will watch the match with a cross finger. But he has a lot of experience in cheering for ‘Men in Blue’. After all, this will be his 635th match to be seen from the stands.
According to a report published in the Indian Express, Rai’s grandfather moved to England from Jalandhar in the 1960s and has spent his entire life there. The Indian diaspora in the UK is known to have almost staunch support for Team India, but opinions differ slightly. He has seen India win the 1983 World Cup in England, the 2007 ICC T20 World Cup in South Africa and the 2011 ODI World Cup in the subcontinent. He is also a witness to the moment when India was knocked out early in the 2007 World Cup on Caribbean soil.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : November 09, 2022, 07:45 IST