India vice-captain Virat Kohli's girlfriend and Bollywood actor Anushka Sharma, who was in the stands yesterday to watch the India vs Australia match, seemed quite unhappy when the TV cameras flashed her on the large screen at the SCG here. Virat had just come to bat (13th over) when the cameras panned towards Anushka, who could easily be lip read saying: "Why are they showing…" she stopped short at that obviously realising that she was on TV, smiled and waved. The camera panned again towards Anushka, four overs later, when Kohli top-edged Mitchell Johnson to depart for one. Anushka had her hand across her mouth in disbelief, just like most other fans, who would have watched the dismissal.
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Anushka Sharma is shocked after Virat Kohli is dismissed for one yesterday. Pic/Suman Chattopadhyay
Free yellow caps dilute sea of blue
With reports claiming that over 70 per cent of the tickets for yesterday's World Cup semi-final were bought by Indian fans, the authorities, in a bid to dilute the sea of blue, actually distributed free Australia team caps to fans entering the venue just before the match. A volunteer with over 100 yellow caps was doing the distribution and instructing fans to "put it on and enjoy the game." It was a quite an expensive gift too with each cap costing AUD 35 (R1700 approx) each.
Honeymoon and its after-effects
Mumbai lad Hiren Patel (30), who works in Hong Kong, tied the knot on February 10 in Surat and picked Australia as his honeymoon destination bringing his wife Pinal for the India vs SA match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Feb 22. After their two-week trip however, Hiren's cricket appetite wasn't satiated and he returned Down Under for India's semi-final at the SCG, this time without his wife, and instead with friends Praful and Lalu. Before the match, he was confident India would enter the final. "A victory here for India will make me happier than I was during my honeymoon," the cricket fanatic said. As things turned out, fortunately for Pinal, their honeymoon remains her husband's happiest memory.