Best part of the WC was how quiet the home fans were when Strauss was batting.
Interesting, in the light of some of the posts that have been made in this thread. Though I'm sure someone will say it's because Indian fans only care for batting and just want to see big sixes all the time, or something.Anand Patel who's at the stadium writes in: Amazing to hear the Indian crowd cheer 'Bresnan Bresnan', for a guy who hit the decisive six against India a couple of days ago
Am I the only one who finds not clapping opposition 50s incredibly poor form? Really grates IMO.
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I do wonder whether the apparant silence is exaggerated simply because of the constant level of noise beforehand. Obviously there are plenty of Indian fans who will clap the opposition, its just very hard to notice.
I find it particularly strange, since though I support England in tests (and have been to quite a few), I'm not emotionally invested in them, and for the most part enjoy the games from an almost neutral perspective. I watch mostly for individual performances.
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Fantastic crowd at Kenya vs. Australia considering the match-up.
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Indian crowds have often cheered minnows against big teams, like the Bangalore crowd cheered Ireland and then (a little less) Kenya.
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Obviously there are more people and the minnow games might be cheaper, but compared to the average pay and cost of living, I think that characterization is inaccurate. Obviously with the ticket prices as compared to % of their income, people would save their money for a home game.
A similar price at an England match would be like 10000 pounds for the cheapest seats.
Now again, there is a difference since the population is bigger and there is a growing middle class, but 12000 rupees is still a lot of money for the vast majority of people - even the newly professional class. Especially when you have to double or quadruple it if you're coming with family.
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Any links verifying the ticket prices for the India England game? $250 for the cheapest ticket is unbelievable. I know India's middle class is in the hundreds of millions and are known for having little or no taste (like China's new rich) but that's obscene.
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Mentions it here. I read that for India-England game, the cheapest was around 12000 rupees and the more expensive about 18000 rupees. I could be wrong, but even if the cheapest was $50 (2000 rupees), that's still almost the average monthly salary for ONE ticket. Again, that may not be 'super-expensive' for the new professional class, but it's not chump change.
With that said, I do know the minnow games do have cheaper seats, but you do have to take into account the "average" person (and also being a weekday - the concept of a 'vacation day' now exists in the professional world but not the average rickshaw driver).
On the other hand, I also found this 'New' Wankhede fails to draw crowds for World Cup matches | News | NDTVSports.com.
So I may need to take back my comment since 250 rupees is much more affordable to the general public. I have my own reasons for never going to a BCCI venue but if there are a lot of tickets available for 250 rupees at other stadiums as well, I would have hoped for a higher turnout.
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