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30 Images of Cricket Fans in India that Prove Cricket is a religion

Sports in India is synonymous to cricket for a pretty long time now. And thanks to the huge following of the in the country, Indian Cricket team always feels at home, even if they are playing in any part of the World. Cricket fans in India are one of the most passionate lots in the world and their huge attendance in stadium is a proof of that. Don’t agree? Here are 30 brilliant images of cricket fans in India to prove that the team always has a strong ’12th Man’ at their back…

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Mahi

This picture of a fangirl from the yellow army, CSK supporters, is the perfect proof that former Indian Captain has not lost a bit of his charm.

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“Oh God, please….”

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Fans offering prayer for the victory of the Indian cricket team before the start ODI match against Pakistan during the ICC World Cup 2019. (Credits Dawn)

I knew that cricket is a religion in India, but didn’t know it had a special prayer of its own! On a serious note, it does prove how important cricket is to Indian fans.

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God of Cricket Indeed

This Go(o)d pun is probably the most relatable thing to the early 90s kids. These CSK fans are surely helping people with nostalgic memories.

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Sudhir Gautam 

The most consistent and widely recognised Indian Superfan, Sudhir Gautam lives in Muzaffarpur and has barely missed a home game since 2003. A die-hard fan of Sachin Tendulkar and Indian Cricket, Sudhir is sponsored by BCCI for every Indian match since 2010.

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Home Away from Home

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This looks like a sea of Indian fans supporting the Men in Blue in India isn’t it? Not exactly. This is an iconic picture where a blue sea of Indian fans was clicked during the India vs Pakistan World Cup 2019 match that happened in England recently. While such passionate supporters can make you nervous, it also means that you never feel homesick!

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Seriously? he is married now

King Kohli lives in the hearts of millions of Indians, especially young ladies who defy to even consider the fact the Indian Captain is happily married now.

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The Wall

Indian fans showing the support to the legendary batsman Rahul Dravid (aka the wall) after his amazing performance in spite of Indian team losing 4-0 on the England tour in 2011.

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Just supporting our team (Pun intended)

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This undeniably punny dig at West Indies and Australian team by an Indian fan at an Ind VS Aus match is all that is needed to get it going between the fans.

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Travel plans

This placard from India vs Australia Quarter Finals clash between India and Australia shows true generosity of cricket fans in India, helping the defending champs get back home safe!

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Fandom of the Nawab of Najafgarh

Well, the placard speaks it all, Sehwag is the definition of fearlessness in Indian Cricket.

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Very very Special Laxman and the Wall

Aussies had the most dominating team in the, but it didn’t really matter to these 2 guys. Here are some Indian fans warning the kangaroos about India’s in-form destructive weapons in VVS Laxman and Rahul Dravid.

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God of Cricket

This picture of Indian Cricket fans in the USA during the All-star games in 2013 is the perfect proof that Indians are everywhere and so is Sachin’s fandom.

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Cricket above anything

This young Indian cricket fan knows just how to grab the cameraman’s attention ahead of the ICC Champions Trophy match between India and Pakistan at Edgbaston in 2017.

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Classic Indo Pak rivalry

This Indian Fan let the Pakistani fans know about their team’s intentions ahead of the India VS Pakistan match in ICC World Cup 2015.

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Bangalore Engineers and Cricket

Banglore crowd showing their support to their IPL Team RCB and its star AB de Villiers with the scientific flavour.

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Dada is back

Pune Warriors fans cheering their new captain Sourav Ganguly (aka Dada) for his comeback in the same season after ending up unsold in the IPL Auction.

17
Got Milk?

MS Dhoni was once in news for the rumour of drinking more than 4 L of milk daily. They knew just how to pull his leg on that one.

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Peace!

Although the political scenario between India and Pakistan has never been anything close to peaceful since 1947, Cricket has always brought people closer. This picture of cricket fans from India and Pakistan holding the 2 flags stitched together calls for peace in itself.

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True to the sport

Although this picture does not comprise Indian fans, it speaks tons for the quality of Indian Cricket for sure. These Pakistani fans calling for the Indian Cricket team to come to Pakistan for the evergreen Indo Pak clash in the first match in Pakistan after 6 years is what the gentlemen’s game is all about.

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Bharat Army

Bharat Army is Indian cricket’s biggest supporters group. Since the last 20 years, the Bharat Army has become famous in its association with Team India for its passionate and committed support travelling around the world supporting Team India.

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Whistle Podu

A young CSK fan cheering for its side with a placard of team’s tagline- Whistle Podu!

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Tricolour in the eyes

This Bharat Army member wears tri-coloured lens in his eyes to show his support for the Indian Cricket team.

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Thank you Mahi Bhai

Indian Cricket fan scales the fence in the last ODI of MS Dhoni as captain to touch his feet.

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Love for the team

This young Indian fan broke down into tears after a close tie against Afghanistan in the Asia Cup.

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RCBian forever

An RCB fan breached the security in an IPL match to hug captain Kohli in the field.

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Thala 

A Csk fan ran into the ground to touch MS Dhoni’s feet in an ongoing game.

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Gabbar 

This Indian fan is rocking the tricolour t-shirt, supporting the Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan.

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RCB Fangirl

This RCB fangirl, Deepika Ghose became an overnight sensation on social media with fans asking her about her connections in Bollywood because of her dead gorgeous looks and killer style.

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Papaa Papaa

This young Indian fan is MS Dhoni’s daughter Ziva Dhoni, cheering for her papa recently in an IPL match.

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Come on Rahul

Indian Cricket Fans cheering for KL Rahul ahead of his first opening opportunity against Pakistan in ICC World Cup 2019 on 16 June.

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Raghav Heda
Raghav is a sports enthusiast and a content writer at Kreedon. Being a former state-level cricketer and Captain of the Basketball team at IIT Patna, he understands the problems faced by a student-athlete in India. He is also a die-hard NBA fan and has been following the league and American Sports Media for long. Comparing the Indian sports economy to American Sports' was something that motivated him to work for the development of Indian Sports.

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