Sonia, Rahul mingle with spectators at MohaliMarch 31st, 2011 - 12:49 am ICT by IANS
Mohali (Punjab), March 30 (IANS) While the prime ministers of India and Pakistan watched the India-Pakistan World Cup semifinal in the secure environs of the pavilion, Congress president Sonia Gandhi and her son Rahul Gandhi sat amid the mass of spectators at the cricket stadium here Wednesday.
Dressed in a brown printed saree, Sonia Gandhi enjoyed the entire match with Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi, in a white kurta-payjama, in the non-VIP stands of the stadium.
The mother-son duo, who occupied two seats, were ringed by the Special Protection Group. They chatted away as the Indian cricket team, after first scoring 260 runs, inched towards victory.
Other spectators continued to sit around the VVIP guests. Many could be seen taking photos of the Gandhis on their mobile phones.
Towards the end of the match, as the Indian victory looked imminent, Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi moved to the ground level — clearly enjoying every moment.
As soon as India claimed the last Pakistani wicket, Sonia Gandhi stood up and raised both her hands in the air in complete elation. Rahul Gandhi was all smiles as he clapped to the Indian victory.
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