Steve Waugh: Fascinated by how locals celebrate cricket in India

Steve Waugh has said that he has always been captivated with how locals in India celebrated cricket
Steve Waugh: Fascinated by how locals celebrate cricket in India
Fans couldn't resist clicking a selfie with Australia's former skipper Steve WaughImage source: IANS

Former Australia skipper Steve Waugh said that he was fascinated by the locals when he came to India for the first time. He also added that he has always been captivated with how locals in India celebrated cricket.

Waugh in the documentary 'Capturing Cricket: Steve Waugh in India' that is streaming on Discovery Plus said, "Landing in Bombay or Mumbai, as it is now, was a total culture shock, there were just people everywhere, there were cars and bikes and animals and rats and cats running along the footpath and it was just like, where am I? I am in a different world which was just a total shock and a bombardment of the senses.”

The former skipper’s first visit to India for cricket was during Australia's 1986/87 tour.

Waugh at the launch of the documentary said, “Capturing Cricket is especially very near to my heart as it covers two of my passions that is cricket and photography. Since, my first visit to India in 1986, I was always fascinated by how the locals celebrated the sport of cricket.”

My recent journey visiting Taj Mahal, Chinnaswamy Stadium, the Maharajah Lakshmi Vilas Palace, HPCA Stadium, Oval Maidan, as well as locations around Delhi and Kolkata, gave me stories and lifetime memories. I am positive that when the fans in India watch the documentary, they will be able to feel the very emotion of the journey," he added.

(With inputs from IANS)

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