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5 countries having the most dedicated cricket fans and fan groups

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Modified 19 Aug 2016
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1) India

Sudhir Kumar Gautam:  

Sudhir Chaudhary, popularly known as Sudhir Kumar Gautam is one of the most dedicated fans of the Indian Cricket team. He has become popular for attending every home match of the Indian Cricket team had played since 2003.

Sudhir is usually seen with his body painted with national Tricolour of India.He shaved his head with an Indian map carved on his scalp with hair and a painted name of the master blaster, Sachin Tendulkar on his body. Even after the retirement of Sachin Tendulkar, Sudhir continues his travels with the Indian team to support them.

Ram Babu

Ram is a crazy fan of MS Dhoni and Team India. and is another person who colours himself similar to the Indian flag and cheers the team on. Sachin has Sudhir and Dhoni has Ram, it seems. The Dhoni fan also seems to be very close to the Indian wicket-keeper.

Babu once told the Times of India, “Dhoni bhai is always concerned about me as I have three mouths to feed in my family—wife and two kids. I do odd jobs like standing as guard at warehouses or part-time jobs during the off-season,"

Dhoni had even offered him a job, so as to help the supporter’s financial condition but Ram swiftly replied, “Watching and cheering India is a full-time job, isn't it,"

Fan Groups:

Swami Army

The Swami army is the largest fan group in India. It was formed during India’s tour of Australia in the Season 2003/04 by a group of 10 passionate Indian cricket supporters. The tour was important as it was former Australian skipper Steve Waugh’s final Test series, but also represented the start of India’s climb to the top of the Test rankings. 

The group that started with 10 main members now has over 5000 members and is growing.

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Published 19 Aug 2016
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