India celebrated its 75th independence day on Sunday. Coincidentally, the Indian men's cricket team was playing a Test match at the Lord's Cricket Ground while the country observed the national festival. However, the fans watching the match live from the venue couldn't quite subdue the patriot in them while cheering for the team.
During a particular passage of play, the Indian fans started singing the country's national anthem in unison as a gesture to mark the day as well as to motivate Virat Kohli & Co. With hundreds and thousands of people singing in unison, it made for superb visuals which are now doing the rounds on the internet.
Although ideally India would have loved to either be in a dominating position or wrap up a win at the Independence day against England, the match is brilliantly poised with all results looking possible as the final day's action is yet to commence on Monday.
Check out the video of fans singing the anthem here:
Talking about the match, Rishabh Pant is likely to be the key player and perhaps the decisive wicket on the final day of the Lord's Test. With India over 150 runs ahead and four wickets remaining, Pant is the last recognised batter and is known to take the attack to the opposition. If a Pant special can help India add over 60-70 runs in the opening hour on Day 5, Kohli and his boys would push hard for a win, trying to take all 10 in the remainder of the day.
Earlier the England team looked favourites to win when the Indian openers had departed early and even Virat Kohli couldn't quite contribute much. However, the partnership between Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane which saw them add over 100 runs and play more than a session without losing a wicket has helped the visitors stay alive in the match.
While Pujara scored 45, Rahane made 61. Together they faced over 50 overs and brought the team out of a deep spot of trouble. However, the match is still not over yet as both teams will look to give their best on Day 5 to clinch a win.