Delhi all set to enjoy World Cup final

April 2nd, 2011 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) Giant screens have been put up, friends and family have been called over, and food and drinks are ready. Adrenaline’s pumping as Delhiites are all geared up to watch India play Sri Lanka for the cricket World Cup at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium Saturday.

While some decided to opt for a gathering around giant screens set up in their localities, others decided to take a day off from work and watch the match at home.

“It is going to be just like the India-Pakistan semifinal match. We have set up a large screen in our neighbourhood park, apart from arranging snacks and drinks for everyone present,” said Divya Tilak, a resident of Kala Vihar colony in east Delhi’s Mayur Vihar Phase I.

“It is more like a get-together while watching the exciting game,” she added.

For corporates, government officials and other office-goers, the fun lies in taking the day off from work and staying glued to the TV.

“You can’t think of watching India playing the finals while working in office. I think most of the organisations have mutually decided to give their employees a day off for the match,” said Rijul Bakshi, 28, a public relations executive.

Cricket fanatics have decided to add food and drinks to complete the experience.

“We want to make sure that we are no less in cheering our team, even if we are away from Mumbai. Food and drinks are surely going to be fun, but the larger idea is to enjoy with friends and pray for team India,” said 19-year-old Delhi University student Dhriti Sharma.

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