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    Best part of the WC was how quiet the home fans were when Strauss was batting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero View Post
    Best part of the WC was how quiet the home fans were when Strauss was batting.
    Funnest bit was he got louder applause for reaching 4000 career ODI runs than for his hundred. A very strange crowd to do that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flibbertyjibber View Post
    Funnest bit was he got louder applause for reaching 4000 career ODI runs than for his hundred. A very strange crowd to do that.
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    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
    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.


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    Am I the only one who finds not clapping opposition 50s incredibly poor form? Really grates IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Turbinator View Post
    Heck, India is one of the top tourist destinations in the world for a reason.
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    International tourist arrivals by country of destination 2007
    Out of a global total of 901 million tourists in 2007, the following countries were the 60 most visited:
    
    Rank Country International tourist arrivals 
    1  France 80.9 million 
    2  Spain 58.7 million 
    3  United States 56.0 million 
    4  China 54.7 million 
    5  Italy 43.7 million 
    6  United Kingdom 30.9 million 
    7  Germany 24.4 million 
    8  Ukraine 23.1 million 
    9  Turkey 22.2 million 
    10  Mexico 21.4 million 
    11  Malaysia 21.0 million 
    12  Austria 20.8 million 
    13  Russia 20.6 million 
    14  Canada 17.9 million 
    15  Hong Kong 17.2 million 
    16  Greece 16.2 million 
    17  Poland 15.0 million 
    18  Thailand 14.5 million 
    19  Macau 12.9 million 
    20  Portugal 12.3 million 
    21  Saudi Arabia 11.5 million 
    22  Netherlands 11.0 million 
    23  Egypt 10.6 million 
    24  Croatia 9.3 million 
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    28  Japan 8.35 million 
    29  Ireland 8.33 million 
    30  Singapore 8.0 million 
    31  Morocco 7.4 million 
    32  United Arab Emirates 7.1 million (2005) 
    33  Belgium 7.0 million 
    34  Tunisia 6.8 million 
    35  Czech Republic 6.7 million 
    36  South Korea 6.4 million 
    37  Australia 5.6 million 
    38  Indonesia 5.5 million 
    39  Sweden 5.2 million 
    40  Bulgaria 5.15 million 
    41  India 5.08 million 
    42  Brazil 5.03 million 
    43  Bahrain 4.9 million 
    44  Denmark 4.8 million 
    45  Argentina 4.6 million 
    46  Norway 4.4 million 
    47  Vietnam 4.23 million 
    48  Syria 4.16 million 
    49  Dominican Republic 3.98 million 
    50  Taiwan 3.72 million 
    51  Puerto Rico 3.69 million 
    52  Finland 3.5 million 
    53  Jordan 3.4 million 
    54  Philippines 3.1 million 
    55  Cyprus 2.7 million 
    56  Chile 2.5 million 
    57  New Zealand 2.47 million 
    58  Andorra 2.2 million 
    59  Cuba 2.12 million 
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spark View Post
    Am I the only one who finds not clapping opposition 50s incredibly poor form? Really grates IMO.
    Gotta be honest, I think for most non-subcontinental fans its the total silence whenever an opposition player acheives something which freaks us out. Its just a different culture though.

    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Irish_Opener View Post
    Gotta be honest, I think for most non-subcontinental fans its the total silence whenever an opposition player acheives something which freaks us out. Its just a different culture though.

    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.
    definitely a different culture. I find it poor form too when the crowds in the SC do not applaud the opposition but thats the way it is here in the SC. It is like a war for most of the crowds.
    And smalishah's avatar is the most classy one by far Jan certainly echoes the sentiments of CW

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    Fantastic crowd at Kenya vs. Australia considering the match-up.
    Yeah that was great to see. Even the crowd in Mumbai for the New Zealand-Canada game wasn't as bad as it could have been.

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Got_Spin View Post
    I don't think it's unfair to suggest that the vast majority of the Indian cricketing public only care to watch their own players.
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    Always get the feeling that Indians don't like following sport, they just like following India.
    The lowest ticket price is more than the average Indian makes in several months (average yearly paycheck is about $700 ?), the cheapest ticket for India-England game was about $250).

    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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    Quote Originally Posted by TT Boy View Post
    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).

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    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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