If You Think You're The Biggest Cricket Fan Out There, Here's Why You're Not
Do you believe that you’re the biggest cricket fan out there? Well, after reading this, you will be second guessing yourself. Because there are some outstanding fans who will leave a mark higher than everyone.
Sounds unreal right? Well, there are some fans who really do up the game by pushing the boundaries to the next level.
So, get reading!
1. Sudhir Kumar Gautam
If you ever spot a lanky man with a tri-coloured painted body, shaved head with the Indian map styled on his scalp (and not to forget), Sachin Tendulkar’s name written on his chest, then be sure to have met - Sudhir Kumar Gautam.
He is one of the most iconic fans of all times so much so that he gets sponsored by the BCCI to travel with the Indian Cricket team and cheer for them. A die-hard fan of Sachin, he made it a point to attend all his matches and that’s why he gets a free walk-in entry to all of them.
2. Shoaib Al Bokhari
Roaring through the crowd, Shoaib a.k.a the Tiger stands tall waving the flag. Painted as a tiger from head to toe, he never once fails to encourage the Bangladeshi team even when it’s hot or chilly. His unwavering dedication caught the eyes of the world and he was soon made the official mascot of Bangladesh Cricket.
3. Chacha Cricket
Just when you thought the fans can’t get any more passionate, then walks in Chacha Cricket. Chaudhary Abdul Jalil, has been an ardent supporter of the Pakistani cricket team since the 1980s. He used to don green attire and a white beard to represent the colours his country until he resigned in 2015. People were so impressed by him that the Pakistani Cricket Board even hired him to be the team’s mascot.
4. Percy Abeysekera
Who says legend starts with an ‘L’? In Sri Lanka, it starts with a ‘P’.
This is fan who truly stands for Sri Lankan cricket and for all the right reasons. He has been waving the Lion flag before the team even had a “Test Status.” Cheering and waving, Percy used to always support his team through thick and thin until he retired at the age of 77. He claims that he has watched over 1000 games till then.
5. Mohammad Basheer Bozai
Bozai is probably the only person who neutrally supports both India and Pakistan! Isn’t that tough to find? This could be because he was born in Pakistan and married an Indian. Other than that, he is a great fan of Dhoni, so much so that, during the 2014 ICC T20 World Championship, the cricketer himself gifted him a ticket for the final match!
Well, if you’re strolling along the streets of Adelaide and find a man chanting, “Jis desh me Ganga behti hai us desh ki meri biwi hai” then you know who it is!
Well, these fans really do go the extra mile, right? I don’t know about you, but my definition of a true fan has changed forever.