Indian cricket team has seen many fans over the years, but none has been as passionate as a certain gentleman named Sudhir Chaudhary. In a lot of the India games over the years, at home or abroad, you would have seen an Indian fan with a national flag in his hands and his whole body painted in tri-color. That’s none other than Sudhir who hails from the Muzaffarpur district of Bihar.
Sudhir, today while talking to India Today, revealed that he once traveled from India to Pakistan on a bicycle to watch the test and the ODI series that India played in Pakistan more than a decade back in 2006. That was the last time that India toured Pakistan for a bilateral series.
Sachin Tendulkar is the favorite player of Sudhir, and it’s only because of him that he started travelling to various places to watch the Indian team play. Recalling the first time when he had an interaction with Sachin, Sudhir said that it was after India’s wonderful performance in the 2003 World Cup that he had an opportunity to meet Sachin in Mumbai.
According to Sudhir, after Sachin got to know how big a fan he was of the Indian cricket team, the master blaster started arranging passes for him to watch games from the stadiums whenever the Indian team played at home and since then, he travels to different places and attends the games from the stadiums whenever he has the pass.
Sudhir Chaudhary travels and supports the Indian cricket team even after Sachin’s retirement
Although Sachin is now retired from international cricket and doesn’t play for the Indian cricket team anymore, Sudhir Chaudhary still travels to different places and cheers for team India. He is currently in Kolkata where the Indian team will play a T20I series against West Indies and although the entry for the fans is not allowed during the first game, Sudhir has said that he will stay outside the stadium and will cheer for the team from there.
The BCCI has, however, granted permission to the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) to have fans in the stadium for the second and the third game. So, Sudhir might get an entry into the Eden Gardens for the second T20 international.