BENGALURU: Faces painted in Tricolour, people cheering for the men in blue, groups glued to television screens and posts-related to the much-awaited India-Pakistan match flooding the social sites: The entire city was in the grip of cricket fever this weekend as India took on the arch-rivals in their marquee clash of ICC Champions Trophy.
The match provided a perfect occasion for many to catch the action along with their friends and family members. Several bars and restaurants cashed in on the occasion. They had made special arrangements for the customers to watch the much-awaited match.
Fearing late night drunken revelry in case of India’s victory, Bengaluru city police got innovative and tweeted: “Watching the match? This might be an ODI but there’ll definitely be a TEST later today. Don’t drink & drive!” Twitter and Facebook were abuzz with posts high on wit and wisdom quotient throughout the day.
Some of them captured the mood and aura of the city quite well and the excitement for the match was palpable. As one of the Facebook posts read: “The war of cricket is back. Don’t keep calm, it’s India vs Pakistan!”