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Men in Blue stranded enroute to Perth

Men in Blue stranded enroute to Perth
Due to massive hurricane and hostile weather, the team couldn’t leave for Perth as per schedule and had to wait in Melbourne till morning. With situations improving later in the day, Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s men finally reached Perth. The weather was initially bad in Melbourne and all the flights to different parts of Australia were cancelled. Both domestic and international flights were unable to land or leave the airports.

On Sunday, Melbourne could so easily have been Mumbai or Mohali, given the sea of blue that drove the Indian team and the profusion of Indian flags across the vast expanse of the hugely populated stands. In reality, this was the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Australia’s pride and joy, by a distance the ground that can seat the most spectators in international cricket.

Team India will play their next match against UAE in Perth on Saturday. The team won all the previous matches in this World Cup and stand firm at the top of points table.

Lauding praise on Team India for defeating South Africa in the World Cup, former skipper Sunil Gavaskar on Monday said he never thought in his wildest dream that Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s men would beat the Proteas by such a huge margin. Defending champions India crushed South Africa by 130 runs to notch up their first win against the Proteas in World Cup history. India had lost thrice to South Africa at the World Cup in 1992, 1999 and 2011.
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