It goes without saying that in India, cricket is more than a game, it's religion. Cricketers aren't just players they are Gods to people. So what happens when people get an opportunity to catch a glimpse of their God? Like any devoted follower, they embrace the opportunity with open arms and do whatever they can in their power to make it a reality. But have you ever wondered just what lengths people are ready to go to make it happen?
We at WittyFeed would like to clear the mist as our hometown, Indore, is gearing up for the third ODI between India and Australia on September 24th. Because of a technical glitch, tickets aren't available online, and the only way to get access to them is to stand in long queues, queues which take more than 15 hours to clear. Yes, something like this is happening in our hometown, and we would like to show you the glimpses.
Familiarity breeds contempt and there's already lots of contempt between the two cricketing superpowers and to watch the clash of the Titans, people of Indore, otherwise known as Indori's aren't leaving any stone unturned when it comes to gain access to tickets.
Who knew a website crash would give such a trouble? But like our love for poha, our passion for cricket is also in abundance.
With a capacity of just 30,000, Indore's Holkar Stadium, as usual, is witnessing huge demand for tickets and people are doing everything they can to get them.
Be it heat or rain, day or night, people are ready to stand for 15+ hours in queue to get tickets.
Age is just a number, and when one gets a chance to see Virat Kohli put up numbers on the scoreboard, it must be grabbed with both arms as this lady did.
These people are taking leaves from their 9-5 jobs to stand in a queue. They are ready to stand in the queue longer than the actual time the match would be wrapped up in.
Needless to say, everyone wants to be a part of the action.
People are actually coming in with food and a bed sheet, in case they'll need to stand in the queue overnight.
Footpaths, roads alike, inundated with people hoping to get the ticket.
Our question is, would you ever do something like this for the sake of cricket or your favourite sport? Let us know in the comments section.