Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Sourav Ganguly said that the Indian cricket fans are the biggest devotees of the game.
With more number of Indian citizens settling in foreign countries, there is a huge amount of the population of Indian diaspora in the overseas cricket playing nations as well.
So when it comes to support from the stands, the Indian cricket team never feels like playing on a foreign land as the majority of the stadium is filled with their fans cheering for them loud and aplomb.
Indian fans are the biggest devotees of cricket: Sourav Ganguly
Ganguly, who led India for nearly five years, said that it is unprecedented for the Indian cricket team to receive vehement support from the fans across the globe.
“If cricket is a religion in India, then the fans are the biggest devotees,” Ganguly said during the launch of an event.
“Their constant support and the fervour with which they follow their team and favourite cricketers has been the most important factor in exalting cricket to a national passion that unites our country.
“As a player and captain of the Indian team, I can tell that the sort of support which Indian cricket team gets in whichever country it is playing, is unprecedented for any sports team across the world,” he added.
India take on Pakistan in their opening game of ICC T20 World Cup 2021
India are paired in Group 2 of the Super 12 stage along with Pakistan, Afghanistan, New Zealand, and two more teams yet to be qualified.
India will be led by Virat Kohli, who has decided to step down as the T20I skipper of the team after the completion of the T20 World Cup.
India will kick of their campaign against arch-rivals Pakistan on October 23 at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
India will play against England (on October 18) and Australia (on October 20) in warm-up matches before they take on Pakitan in their opening game.