India beat Pakistan once again in a World Cup series match and had all the cricket fans in the country ecstatic. The dads who had attended the Father’s Day celebrations at Rustomjee Urbania had an extra special time cheering for the Indian team as they had spent the morning making all the paraphernalia necessary to make it seem like they were cheering with the crowd in the stadium. After all, from the Indian point of view, this was the most important match of the series – a question of national pride!
The young generation has inherited the craze for cricket as was proved from the enthusiastic response at the Father’s Day celebrations at Rustomjee Urbania. Dads and kids got together to make pom-poms, banners and painted Indian flags – getting revved up to cheer for the Indian team in the evening. They also got into the groove and tried out the pom-poms in a dance that was high on energy and team spirit. With cricket in their DNA, it didn’t come as a surprise that the young ones were also able to come up with the right answers during the ‘cricket quizzical’.
One little girl was super excited to get a face tattoo in the Indian tri-colour, her words proved quite prophetic as she said, “I’m going to cheer for India in the evening and this is going to be my lucky tattoo – I just know we will win. Virat Kohli is my favourite cricketer and I’m going to do my pop-pom dance every time he hits a boundary.”
Well Virat may have just missed his chance at another century, but he certainly did his bit to ensure a victory for India. Here’s to all the dads who inspire the love for the sport and the country in their little ones – may their tribe continue to grow!